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The Growing Use of Part-Time Faculty: Understanding Causes and Effects

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Leslie, David W., ed.
1998
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA
LB2331.72.G768 1998
Topics: Adjuncts   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Part-time and temporary faculty now constitute a majority of all those teaching in colleges and universities. This volume presents analyses of the changes in academic work, in faculty careers, and in the economic conditions in higher education that are associated with the shift away from full-time academic jobs. Issues for research, policy, and practice are discussed.

The chapters in this volume were originally prepared for a conference on ...
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Part-time and temporary faculty now constitute a majority of all those teaching in colleges and universities. This volume presents analyses of the changes in academic work, in faculty careers, and in the economic conditions in higher education that are associated with the shift away from full-time academic jobs. Issues for research, policy, and practice are discussed.

The chapters in this volume were originally prepared for a conference on part-time and adjunct faculty sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.This is the 104th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Using Part-Time Faculty More Effectively (F. Jacobs)
A Framework for Assessing Trends in Academic Careers (J. Lawrence)
The Changing Pattern of Employment Relations (M. Rasell & E. Appelbaum)
The Subfaculty (D. Langenberg)
Variations in the Characteristics of Part-Time Faculty by General Fields of Instruction and Research (E. Benjamin)
Implications for Knowledge Production and Careers in Science (C. Gaddy)
Two-Tiered Faculty Systems and Organizational Outcomes (P. Tolbert)
Part-Time Faculty, Quality Programs, and Economic Realities (J. Haeger)
Adjunct Faculty in the Community College: Realities and Challenges (B. Wyles)
New Directions for Research, Policy Development, and Practice (D. Leslie)
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Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty

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Lyons, Richard E.
2004
Pearson Education, Boston, MA
LB2331.72.L96 2004
Topics: Adjuncts   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty provides adjunct instructors with a multi-faceted toolkit for increasing both effectiveness and efficiency in today's college courses and enhances their opportunities for success.

Building upon the research and strategies recommended in The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success, Dr. Lyons leverages his subsequent workshop experiences throughout North America as well as focused research. The book adds new self-analysis tools that enable the instructor to ...
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Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty provides adjunct instructors with a multi-faceted toolkit for increasing both effectiveness and efficiency in today's college courses and enhances their opportunities for success.

Building upon the research and strategies recommended in The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success, Dr. Lyons leverages his subsequent workshop experiences throughout North America as well as focused research. The book adds new self-analysis tools that enable the instructor to integrate personal strengths into course planning and delivery, provides additional course management tools, such as a model mentoring agreement and an exam development exercise. Brand new features include testimonials from 28 successful adjunct professors throughout North America, which open and close each of the book's 14 chapters, as well as a new chapter focused on infusing technology into the adjunct professor's instruction. The book includes a rich array of online support resources. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface

ch. 1 A Current Perspective on Adjunct Teaching
ch. 2 Formulating a Master Strategy
ch. 3 Today's College Students
ch. 4 Strategic Course Planning
ch. 5 Launching Your Course Effectively
ch. 6 Managing the Context of Your Course
ch. 7 Instructor-Directed Learning Methods
ch. 8 Student-Driven Learning Methods
ch. 9 Infusing Technology into Your Teaching
ch. 10 Managing the Examination Process
ch. 11 Alternative Methods of Assessing Student Learning
ch. 12 Bringing Your Course to an Effective Conclusion
ch. 13 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Teaching
ch. 14 Managing Your Adjunct Career

Bibliography
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Exploring The Role of Contingent Instructional Staff in Undergraduate Learning

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Benjamin, Ernst, ed.
2003
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA
LB 2328.E86 2003
Topics: Adjuncts   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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The majority of undergraduate instructors hold contingent appointments, a term used here to include not only the non-tenure-track part-time faculty but also many instructional staff who lack faculty status, an increasing proportion of full-time non-tenure track faculty, and a substantial number of graduate student teaching assistants. This volume seeks to foster a dialogue, long overdue, between those who believe that the academy has failed to give adequate respect and support ...
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The majority of undergraduate instructors hold contingent appointments, a term used here to include not only the non-tenure-track part-time faculty but also many instructional staff who lack faculty status, an increasing proportion of full-time non-tenure track faculty, and a substantial number of graduate student teaching assistants. This volume seeks to foster a dialogue, long overdue, between those who believe that the academy has failed to give adequate respect and support to undergraduate instruction and those who believe that the academy has failed to give adequate support and respect to the selection and terms and conditions of employment of undergraduate instructors. It may be that the increasing dependence on contingent appointments imperils undergraduate learning no less than it imperils the future of the academic profession. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Editor's Notes

ch. 1 The Faculty Makeover: What Does It Mean for Students? (Jack H. Schuster)
ch. 2 Changing Relationship, Changing Values in the American Classroom (Robert B. Townsend)
ch. 3 Part-Time Faculty: Why Should We Care? (Maureen Murphy Nutting)
ch. 4 Contingent Faculty and Student Learning: Welcome to the Strativersity (Karen Thompson)
ch. 5 How Does University Decision Making Shape the Faculty? (John G. Cross, Edie N. Goldenberg)
ch. 6 The Choices Before Us: An Administrator's Perspective on Faculty Staffing and Student Learning in General Education Courses (Gary W. Reichard)
ch. 7 A Regional Accreditation Perspective on Contingent Faculty Appointments (Sandra E. Elman)
ch. 8 Reappraisal and Implications for Policy and Research (Ernst Benjamin)

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Adjuncts have become the lifeline of a vast majority of colleges and universities. They teach many of the foundation and core courses taken by first and second year students, they teach professional courses in which their own life experiences are invaluable, and they step in on short notice to fill in for regular faculty engaged in research or away on sabbaticals.

A survey of over 4,000 institutions conducted by ...
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Adjuncts have become the lifeline of a vast majority of colleges and universities. They teach many of the foundation and core courses taken by first and second year students, they teach professional courses in which their own life experiences are invaluable, and they step in on short notice to fill in for regular faculty engaged in research or away on sabbaticals.

A survey of over 4,000 institutions conducted by the US Department of Education reveals that adjuncts are being hired at a much higher rate than full-time faculty. This is due partly to increased enrollment, partly to reduced budgets, partly as a deliberate administrative strategy, and partly to convenience.

The importance of adjuncts to the college or university cannot be overstated. This book provides academic administrators and faculty developers with proactive, practical and results-producing approaches that can help transform fragmented faculties into inclusive and cohesive teaching and scholarly communities.

Structured in an easy-to-follow, practical format, this book provides an invaluable resource of thoughtful and pragmatic approaches to ensure the both quality and satisfaction on the part of the institution and the adjuncts. Topics are presented in a thematic sequence that allows decision-makers to focus on their priority areas; guidance is provided for systematic planning and implementation.

The contents focus on connecting adjunct faculty to core institutional functions and structures: Connection #1 - To The Institution; Connection #2 - To The Department; Connection #3 - To The Profession & The Discipline; Connection #4 - To Teaching; Connection #5 - To Students; Connection #6 - To Scholarship. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Connection 1 To the institution : steps in creating an inclusive teaching community
ch. 2 Connection 2 To the department : steps in developing a collegial community
ch. 3 Connection 3 To teaching : steps in enhancing a culture of quality teaching
ch. 4 Connection 4 To students : steps in fostering and sustaining a supporting learning environment
ch. 5 Connection 5 To scholarship : nurturing the whole professional - teacher and scholar
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Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty

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Lyons, Richard E., ed.
2007
Anker Publishing Company, Inc., Bolton, MA
LB1778.2.B475 2007
Topics: Adjuncts   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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The number of part-time faculty members is increasing steadily, to the point that most colleges and universities could not function efficiently without them. The evening and weekend availability of adjunct faculty enables us to expand class schedules to serve the educational needs of nontraditional students, and their expertise offers students important real-world perspectives.Yet there is often a lack of preparation or support for their vital role. Best Practices for ...
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The number of part-time faculty members is increasing steadily, to the point that most colleges and universities could not function efficiently without them. The evening and weekend availability of adjunct faculty enables us to expand class schedules to serve the educational needs of nontraditional students, and their expertise offers students important real-world perspectives.Yet there is often a lack of preparation or support for their vital role. Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty is written for a full range of academic leaders, including instructional administrators, department chairs, and directors of teaching and learning centers. It showcases proven initiatives at a variety of institutional types—two- and four year, public and private—that help achieve the needs of adjunct instructors, while increasing their effectiveness within institutions’ existing delivery systems. This book provides research data on the initiatives highlighted, and valuable ideas for institutions expanding their professional development opportunities for part-time instructors—thus enhancing student learning and improving accountability outcomes. Contents include:

* Deepening our understanding of adjunct faculty
* Ensuring an effective start for adjunct faculty
* Supporting adjunct faculty through face-to-face and online programming
* Mentoring adjunct instructors in a variety of approaches
* Building community and a sense of mission
* Analysis of orientation, pre-service training, recognition, and comprehensive professional development programs for adjunct faculty
* Portraits of proven programs and strategies for implementing initiatives atyour institution
* An adjunct professor’s perspective on the benefits of supporting your part-timers’ teaching
(From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
About the Authors
Preface

ch. 1 Deepening Our Understanding of Adjunct Faculty (Richard E. Lyons)
ch. 2 Ensuring an Effective Start for Adjunct Faculty: Orientation With Multiple Options (Kevin Yee)
ch. 3 The Part-Time Faculty Institute: Strategically Designed and Continually Assessed (Marianne H. Hutti, Gale S. Rhodes, Joni Allison, and Evelyn Lauterbach)
ch. 4 A Proven Program for Supporting Adjunct Faculty Online, (Daryl Peterson)
ch. 5 Mentoring Adjunct Instructors: Fostering Bonds That Strengthen Teaching and Learning (Cynthia Zutter)
ch. 6 A Mentoring Network for Adjunct Faculty: From Proposal to Pilot to Five-Year Plan, (Gayle Nolan, Cynthia Siegrist, and Nancy Richard)
ch. 7 A Consortium Approach to Supporting Part-Time Faculty, (Helen Burnstad, Ben Hayes, Cindy Hoss, and Ann-Marie West)
ch. 8 An Applied Course in Teaching That Serves the Home and Neighboring Institutions (Thomas Lux)
ch. 9 The Associate Program: A Foundation for Professional Growth in Adjunct Faculty (Russell Richardson)
ch. 10 Adjunct Faculty Associates Professional Development Program (Keith Barker, and Dan Mercier)
ch. 11 Supporting Adjunct Faculty Through Orientation and Mentoring Initiatives and an Online Professional Development Course (Jeanne C. Silliman)
ch. 12 A Proven, Comprehensive Program for Preparing and Supporting Adjunct Faculty Members (Frank Harber, and Richard E. Lyons)
ch. 13 Initiating a Support System for Adjunct Faculty: The First Year (Laura Renninger, Shannon Holliday, and Marie Carter)
ch. 14 The Two-Year Effort to Build a Program That Provides Part-Time Faculty Pedagogical Support, Community, and a Sense of Mission, (H. Edward Lambert, and Milton D. Cox)
ch. 15 Professional Development Geared to Part-Timers' Needs: An Adjunct Professor's Perspective (Jason Schwartz)

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Win Them Over: Dynamic Techniques for College Adjuncts and New Faculty

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Linehan, Patricia
2007
Atwood Publishing, Madison, WI
LB1738.L56 2007
Topics: Adjuncts   |   General Overviews   |   Leadership and Faculty Development   |   Doctoral Students and New Teachers

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A new course. Maybe a new institution. Or, perhaps a last-minute class assignment. Where does the adjunct or new faculty member begin? How to make this an involving, innovative course?

Patricia Linehan creates a plan for developing a dynamic and well-organized course. By using the structure that she outlines, instructors--whether experienced or novice--will be able to easily structure the course and then move on to concerning themselves with ...
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A new course. Maybe a new institution. Or, perhaps a last-minute class assignment. Where does the adjunct or new faculty member begin? How to make this an involving, innovative course?

Patricia Linehan creates a plan for developing a dynamic and well-organized course. By using the structure that she outlines, instructors--whether experienced or novice--will be able to easily structure the course and then move on to concerning themselves with the content.

Based on her own experiences as an adjunct, a new instructor, and an advisor to new professionals, Dr. Linehan developed this straightforward and practice system. It includes preparing for a new class, assessment, active learning skills, and important attention to professional development. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Why You Should Read This Book

ch. 1 Welcome to the World of Teaching and Hurry Up, Your Class Is About to Start!
ch. 2 Reality Check for Adjunct Instructors
ch. 3 Reality Check for New Full-time Instructors
ch. 4 Getting Ready to Teach
ch. 5 Course Design
ch. 6 Course Management
ch. 7 Grading Issues
ch. 8 Assessment
ch. 9 Motivating Students
ch. 10 Classroom Dynamics
ch. 11 Active Teaching and Learning
ch. 12 Communication and Final Tips
ch. 13 Final Words
ch. 14 Good Resources for Instructors
ch. 15 About the Author
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Becoming a New Instructor: A Guide for College Adjuncts and Graduate Students

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Falk, Erika
2012
Routledge, New York, NY
LB2331.F34 2012
Topics: Adjuncts   |   General Overviews   |   Doctoral Students and New Teachers

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Becoming a New Instructor guides new instructors through the planning, preparation, and execution of their first class, whether it is in person or online. Like any good mentor, this book provides clear, simple instructions and makes best-practice recommendations. Becoming a New Instructor provides a step-by-step guide to writing a syllabus, a simple explanation for how to calculate grades, and many additional suggestions from an experienced teacher about how to run ...
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Becoming a New Instructor guides new instructors through the planning, preparation, and execution of their first class, whether it is in person or online. Like any good mentor, this book provides clear, simple instructions and makes best-practice recommendations. Becoming a New Instructor provides a step-by-step guide to writing a syllabus, a simple explanation for how to calculate grades, and many additional suggestions from an experienced teacher about how to run a class. Chronologically arranged from conceptualizing the class through putting together the syllabus, planning in-class time, running the class, and assigning grades, this book will answer any new instructors’ questions. Adjuncts and graduate students charged with teaching a college course will find this succinct guide invaluable.

Special Features Include:

• An entire chapter on teaching online, plus "Concerns Specific to Online Instructors" throughout that connect chapter content to online teaching and CMS platforms

• Examples of best practice, checklists, sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics that guide readers in creating materials for their own courses (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
Introduction

ch. 1 Conceptualizing the Class
ch. 2 Creating Graded Assignments
ch. 3 Putting Together the Syllabus ch. 4 Planning In-Class Time
ch. 5 Running Your Class
ch. 6 Grading
ch. 7 Interacting with Students
ch. 8 Taking Your Class Online

Appendix A: In-Person Syllabus Template
Appendix B: Sample In-Person Syllabus
Appendix C: Online Syllabus Template
Appendix D: Sample Online Syllabus

Index
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Provides an integrated package of 15 topical Webinars, an eNewsletter, printable and online resources, and the AS Cafe (live chat room), to help departments prepare and support their part-timers more effectively. Requires an institutional site license.
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Provides an integrated package of 15 topical Webinars, an eNewsletter, printable and online resources, and the AS Cafe (live chat room), to help departments prepare and support their part-timers more effectively. Requires an institutional site license.
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A site maintained by the Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Subcommittee of POD (an organization for faculty development professionals) includes event announcements and links to online and published resources.
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A site maintained by the Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Subcommittee of POD (an organization for faculty development professionals) includes event announcements and links to online and published resources.
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Hanging Up on a Calling

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Schuman, Rebecca
Topics: Adjuncts

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Chronicle of Higher Education article by Rebecca Schuman. Questions the notion of a teaching “calling” or “vocation.”
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Chronicle of Higher Education article by Rebecca Schuman. Questions the notion of a teaching “calling” or “vocation.”
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PBS Newshour broadcast with Gwen Ifill. Discusses the increased use of part-time adjunct faculty in U.S. colleges and universities.
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PBS Newshour broadcast with Gwen Ifill. Discusses the increased use of part-time adjunct faculty in U.S. colleges and universities.
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Degrees of Shame

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Wolf, Barbara
Topics: Adjuncts

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Documentary by Barbara Wolf. Looks at the working conditions of adjunct faculty in the U.S. Includes first-hand accounts from faculty and administrators.
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Documentary by Barbara Wolf. Looks at the working conditions of adjunct faculty in the U.S. Includes first-hand accounts from faculty and administrators.
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June 2012 report by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce. A Portrait of Part-Time Faculty Members: A Summary of Findings on Part-Time Faculty Respondents to the Coalition on the Academic Workforce Survey of Contingent Faculty Members and Instructors. Not a representative sample but provides helpful data on adjunct conditions.
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June 2012 report by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce. A Portrait of Part-Time Faculty Members: A Summary of Findings on Part-Time Faculty Respondents to the Coalition on the Academic Workforce Survey of Contingent Faculty Members and Instructors. Not a representative sample but provides helpful data on adjunct conditions.
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The Just In-Time Professor

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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democratic Staff
Topics: Adjuncts

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Report by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democratic Staff (Jan 2014). A Staff Report Summarizing eForum Responses on the Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty in Higher Education
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Report by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democratic Staff (Jan 2014). A Staff Report Summarizing eForum Responses on the Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty in Higher Education
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Changing Faculty Workforce Models

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Kezar, Adrianna
Topics: Adjuncts

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TIAA-CREF Institute report by Adrianna Kozar. Looks at the decline of full-time tenure-track faculty positions and outlines four new faculty workforce models: adjunct, full-time non tenure-track, medical/clinical, and for-profit/online.
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TIAA-CREF Institute report by Adrianna Kozar. Looks at the decline of full-time tenure-track faculty positions and outlines four new faculty workforce models: adjunct, full-time non tenure-track, medical/clinical, and for-profit/online.
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Death of an Adjunct

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Kovalik , Daniel
Topics: Adjuncts

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Now classic Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed by Daniel Kovalik. Powerful piece following the death of Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University for 25 years.
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Now classic Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed by Daniel Kovalik. Powerful piece following the death of Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University for 25 years.
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Often-cited Chronicle of Higher Education article by Stacey Patton. Discusses the financial hardships and lack of job security faced by adjunct faculty.
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Often-cited Chronicle of Higher Education article by Stacey Patton. Discusses the financial hardships and lack of job security faced by adjunct faculty.
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The Coalition on the Academic Workforce seeks to "address issues associated with deteriorating faculty working conditions and their effect on college and university students in the United States." This URL links to a large-scale survey of part-time and "contingent" faculty members, conducted in 2010 and published in 2012.
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The Coalition on the Academic Workforce seeks to "address issues associated with deteriorating faculty working conditions and their effect on college and university students in the United States." This URL links to a large-scale survey of part-time and "contingent" faculty members, conducted in 2010 and published in 2012.
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The MLA recommendations for departments concerning the treatment of non-tenure-track faculty members. The URL includes a link to a PDF entitled "PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES FOR NON-TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS: RECOMMENDATIONS AND EVALUATIVE QUESTIONS".
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The MLA recommendations for departments concerning the treatment of non-tenure-track faculty members. The URL includes a link to a PDF entitled "PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES FOR NON-TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS: RECOMMENDATIONS AND EVALUATIVE QUESTIONS".
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Infographic, with supporting citations, concerning the adjunctification of higher ed and the living/working conditions of contingent faculty members.
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Infographic, with supporting citations, concerning the adjunctification of higher ed and the living/working conditions of contingent faculty members.
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Adjunct versus Full-Time Faculty: Comparison of Student Outcomes in the Online Classroom

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Mueller, Brian; Mandernach, B. Jean; and Sanderson, Kelly
Topics: Online Learning   |   Adjuncts   |   Changes in Higher Education

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The Journal of Online Teaching and Learning (JoLT) publishes the detailed results of a study. Briefly: student outcomes are better across the board when taught by FT faculty over adjunct faculty.
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The Journal of Online Teaching and Learning (JoLT) publishes the detailed results of a study. Briefly: student outcomes are better across the board when taught by FT faculty over adjunct faculty.
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Adjunctification as an "education problem." Addresses the fact that academia and the media continue to promote the myth of "an academy that doesn't exist," in which tenure-track is still the norm. Looks at steps schools ought to take to help adjunct instructors accomplish their teaching.
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Adjunctification as an "education problem." Addresses the fact that academia and the media continue to promote the myth of "an academy that doesn't exist," in which tenure-track is still the norm. Looks at steps schools ought to take to help adjunct instructors accomplish their teaching.
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This in an "info" piece on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its provisions regarding part-time college instructors, including not only health insurance matters, but those relating to workload definitions.
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This in an "info" piece on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its provisions regarding part-time college instructors, including not only health insurance matters, but those relating to workload definitions.
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The Teaching Professor, Volume 29, Number 3

Journal Issue
2015
Magna Publications Inc., March
LB1025.3.T436
Topics: Online Learning   |   Adjuncts   |   Faculty Well-Being

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Journal Issue.
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Journal Issue.

Table Of Content:
A Quiz That Promotes Discussion and Active Learning in Large Classes (Patricia L. Stan)
Designing Homework: That Enhances Learning
The Unquiz: An Enjoyable Way to Job Students' Memories
Motivating Students: Highlights from Minds Online
Fun: What Does It Do for Learning?
A Cover Letter Responding to Feedback
Active Learning: Endorsed but Not Used
Clickers or Hand Raising?
A Blog Assignment with Results
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Part-Time on the Tenure Track, AEHE Volume 40 Number 5

Book
Herbers, Joan M., ed.
2014
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA
LB2300.A81 H47 2014
Topics: Adjuncts   |   Faculty Well-Being   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Abstract: The case for a flexible work schedule for faculty has been repeatedly made, with one policy recommendation being part-time positions for tenure-track/tenured faculty (PTTT). Despite some of the benefits of this approach for both faculty and institutions, the PTTT concept is the least implemented policy for faculty flexibility and is poorly understood. This report offers the first comprehensive treatment of PTTT, suggesting ...
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Abstract: The case for a flexible work schedule for faculty has been repeatedly made, with one policy recommendation being part-time positions for tenure-track/tenured faculty (PTTT). Despite some of the benefits of this approach for both faculty and institutions, the PTTT concept is the least implemented policy for faculty flexibility and is poorly understood. This report offers the first comprehensive treatment of PTTT, suggesting that this mode of flexibility enhances recruitment, retention, and engagement of faculty, while offering value-added productivity, planning potential, and faculty loyalty for the institution.

Herbers provides data that explore how a PTTT policy can lead to faculty success and satisfaction across the lifespan of a career, and likewise offers analogies and examples of well-established practices that administrators across institution types can adapt to create their own policies. Administrators and faculty will find the author’s policy recommendations, best practices, and solutions to common challenges to be a roadmap for stimulating change in their institutions.

This is the 5th issue of the 40th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Executive Summary
Foreword
Acknowledgments

Prologue 1
Part-Time Tenure Track in Higher Education
Precis

Faculty Flexibility and the Part-Time Option
The Need for Faculty Flexibility
The Imperative of Faculty Retention
The Faculty Life Course
PTTT and the Flexibility Agenda
Policy and Practice

Profile I: PTTT at Three Institutions
Who Are They?
Sources of Data on PTTT
IPEDS Data
NSOPF Data

Profile II
Patterns of Use by PTTT Faculty
Early Career and Family Constraints
Mid-Career Motivations
Late Career: Phasing Into Retirement
Conclusion

Profile III: Transitional Retirement at Colorado State University (CSU)
Lessons From Academic Medical Centers
Academic Medicine Must Adapt to a Changing Workforce
Faculty Retention
PTTT in Academic Medicine
Department Culture
Differences Among Specialty Areas
The Life Course Model in Academic Medicine

Profile IV
Analogs to Part-Time Tenure Track
Analogs Within Academia
Analogs in Other Work Sectors: The Path to Partner
Conclusion

Profile V
The Structure of PTTT Positions
Policies on PTTT
Parameters of PTTT Appointments
Conclusion

Profile VI
Benefits and Challenges
The View From Administration
The View From the Faculty
Conclusion

Profile VII
External Forces
Laws About Fair Hiring and Conflicts of Interest
Faculty Contracts for Collective Bargaining
State Retirement Systems
Funding Agencies
Accreditation Bodies
Insurance Companies
Special Faculty Units
Conclusion

Profile VIII
A Pathway Forward
The Faculty Life Course
Challenging the Ideal Worker
Best Practices for PTTT
The New Ideal

Notes
Appendix 1: Individuals Who Have Held PTTT Positions in Early Career, and Their Current Status
Appendix 2: Snapshots of Institutional Policies and Usage of PTTT Positions, Excluding Phased Retirement Policies
References
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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Workplace is a refereed, open access journal published by the Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES) and a collective of scholars in critical university studies, or critical higher education, promoting dignity and integrity in academic work. Contributions are aimed at higher education workplace scholar-activism and dialogue on all issues of academic labor.
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Workplace is a refereed, open access journal published by the Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES) and a collective of scholars in critical university studies, or critical higher education, promoting dignity and integrity in academic work. Contributions are aimed at higher education workplace scholar-activism and dialogue on all issues of academic labor.