BHC prepares adjunct faculty

By Nicholas Bostick


The 2015 Adjunct Colloquium added new orientation for first time Brookhaven adjuncts.

More than 200 new and returning Brookhaven College adjunct fac­ulty members started the semester learning to effectively support stu­dent success at this year’s Adjunct Colloquium.

The annual event, held Aug. 29, featured several breakout sessions covering topics centered on the theme of the event, student success.

Donald Smith, Brookhaven vice president of academic affairs, the classroom,” Batra said. “On the whole, I think [the colloquium] was a success.”

One of the more popular presen­tations was “PowerPoint to Prezi,” which walked faculty members through the process of convert­ing a traditional PowerPoint pre­sentation into a Prezi presentation. Prezi is an online alternative to PowerPoint, according to its web­site,

The session was so popular, in fact, Ozuna said several faculty members were turned away, and some stood in the back of the room to follow along.

First-time Brookhaven fac­ulty member Laurent Pelletier said he planned on attending the session but ended up in one ses­sion titled “Creating a Welcoming Environment: Strategies to Nurture, Connect, and Inspire.” The session demonstrated techniques for profes­sors to better relate to students.