ERIC Number: ED213326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty in Colleges and Universities. 1981 Current Issues in Higher Education, No. 4.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Characteristics of part-time faculty, the legal position of part-time faculty, faculty development for part-timers, and other concerns are addressed in four papers. Thomas A. Emmet mentions the activities of some higher education associations with regard to the part-time employment issue and identifies 10 considerations for practices for these staff. In "Who Are the Part-Timers and What are Colleges Doing for Them?" Howard P. Tuckman and Barbara H. Tuckman deal with the background and taxonomy of part-time employment in higher education. Seven categories of part-timers are identified: hopeful full-timers, full-mooners, homeworkers, students, part-mooners, semi-retired, and part-unknowners. Fringe benefit programs, grievance procedures, retrenchment and changing educational demands, and carrying forward the college's mission are also addressed. In "The Legal Position of Part-Time Faculty," John Andes considers legal issues pertaining to part-time faculty, including questions of liberty and property rights, contract requirements, collective bargaining rights, and tenure. Findings from a survey of West Virginia institutions and court cases are also considered. In "Faculty Development for Part-Timers," Richard Bagwell and Ione Elioff discuss how Vista College, a part of the Peralta Community College district in California, handled orientation and inservice development for part-timers. After a survey of 408 current or recent Vista faculty, a faculty development program was designed to increase both teaching effectiveness and a sense of affiliation of the college's faculty. Components included an orientation meeting, seminars, teaching and learning consultants, and a faculty journal. (SW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Consultation Programs, Court Litigation, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Legal Problems, Part Time Faculty, Professional Associations, Retrenchment, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Orientation, Tenure
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.50 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Vista College CA; West Virginia
Note: Selected papers presented at the Annual National Conference of the American Association for Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 1981).