This article offers ideas for Basic Course Director (BCD) about directing associate faculty. It is important that the BCD gives serious consideration to the processes of hiring, orienting, developing and evaluating associate faculty. Associate faculty offer many opportunities and challenges to the BCD. Because they are not traditional academics, they often bring a refreshingly different perspective to the classroom and the department. They may need mentoring to develop self-confidence, hone their teaching skills and begin to think of themselves as fully contributing members of the department. Their scheduling needs require the BCD to input different factors into the decision making process.
Dixson, M. D. (1996). Associate faculty: Directing a rich resource of the basic course. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 25(3), 187–204.