The Professional Adjunct Podcast

Here is the archive of The Professional Adjunct Podcast episodes. The archive contains all the weekly podcasts of reflections and interviews with educators on current topics and trends, along with best practices in nontraditional higher education. The podcast is produced and hosted by Jim and Beth Harger.

PA029: Goal Setting: From S.M.A.R.T. to S.M.A.R.T.E.R.

Listen in as Jim and Beth discuss how Michael Hyatt takes terms we may have heard before to the next level. He takes the S.M.A.R.T. goals, updates the acronyms and makes them S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Setting specific, measurable, and actionable items is always good advice. Now, take a risk and reach for the next level. Get excited and motivated about what you intend to accomplish, while keeping it relevant.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Beth and I just want to spend a minute wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are truly thankful for the opportunity to do what we do, and you are a big part of that. We will be back on December 2nd with part two of our discussion on creating videos for your...

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PA024: Reflecting on the Past Interviews

Over the past four weeks, we have shared with you four interviews we recorded at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference held in Atlanta.  On our show this week, we reflect on these interviews and discuss some of the ways we can apply them in our classes.If you...

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PA015: Avoiding Burnout

The potential for burnout is something in which we must all be aware. According to Dr. Oral A. Waldo, “It takes at least 3x the time and energy to recover from burnout than to prevent it.” On this episode, we discuss ways to avoid burnout based on Dr. Waldo’s article...

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PA012: Time Management

  On this episode, we discuss a couple of articles on time management published by Faculty Focus. We review the tips in these articles and share practical suggestions on time management. To read the article, “Be Efficient, Not Busy: Time Management Strategies for...

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From a review posted in iTunes:

“Awesome podcast for beginner adjuncts” (Five Stars)

I found this podcast through a link that my department sent me about professional development. I have got to say this is so timely for me since I am in my second year of teaching psychology as an adjunct. This couple has really taught me how to be organized and make time for myself so that I can remain passionate about my work. Keep up the good work!


“I truly enjoyed working with Jim and Beth. Not only are their short discussions about teaching and learning a valuable service for adjunct faculty, but they made the entire process as easy as meeting someone for coffee and conversation.

Bridget Arend, PhD

University of Denver