ERIC Number: ED207453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Working on the Urban Campus.
Connections, v3 n4 Sep 1981
The role and status of adjunct professors are examined by exploring advantages and disadvantages of part-time teaching. The urban university, the inner city college student, attrition, and large-scale team leadership development in the university are discussed. The diaries of an inner city career-oriented students are presented. A feature dialogue between two adjunct faculty members who work in New York City (Joseph Salemi and Donna Wolf) is followed by other personal accounts of the academic workplace (Steven J. Diner, Frieda Stillerman, Corrine McArdle, Merle O'Rourke Thompson, and Sandra Hawley). A Team Leadership Development program at the University of Akron is described. It is suggested that adjuncts become experts in teaching composition often because that's all they teach; that in some institutions adjuncts try to maintain standards and standardize expectations; and that it is important to train new adjuncts to the particular expectations of the institution in which they teach. A brief bibliography of ERIC resources is included. (CC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Urban College and University Network.
Identifiers: Northern Virginia Community College; University of Akron OH
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