From Dr. Mack

Dear colleagues-

Each week, I receive many emails with various professional development opportunities.  The opportunities are located both domestically, and abroad.  Launching today is a new tab for the blog labeled “Professional Development Opportunities” under which I will post conferences, webinars, seminars, and the like that might be of interest to you.

Since each of you also have access to possible opportunities, I encourage you, as well, to post information that you received that might benefit your colleagues here.

Many thanks, and all the best!



On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend the webinar, “Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education”, hosted by (and hopefully some of you did, as well…).  The study that was conducted produced the attach report, which I encourage you to save and share (permission is granted from

Access here:  Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 (pdf)

What are some of your thoughts?


If you elected to follow this blog, thank you and welcome again!  It is a pleasure to have you here.

I am hoping to begin the conversation with a simple, yet perhaps thought-provoking, question:  why online?  Maybe that’s too simple.  So explode that out—what about online teaching has drawn you to your profession?  Did you arrive at it by accident?  Or was your journey more deliberate?

Please share!  I look forward to the conversation, and to using this new blog as a way for us to interact.


Welcome to “The Virtual Adjunct”! 

 This new blog forum is designed with you in mind – not only as an adjunct instructor, but as an “online” adjunct instructor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Our world is a different, constantly changing landscape.  New technologies pop up every day—sometimes it feels like every moment!  As adjunct instructors, we share a common path, but as online adjunct instructors we are truly part of a unique, and growing, community.

This blog will be an outlet for ideas, as we travel the technology superhighway and strive to be the ripples of change and knowledge for ourselves and for our students.

Thank you for joining!