ERIC Number: ED225615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty Compensation and Staff Development in Three Kansas City Area Community Colleges.
A study was conducted to examine compensation packages and staff development provisions at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), and Penn Valley Community College (PVCC). Interviews were conducted at each school with the administrators responsible for compensation and staff development and were supplemented by an examination of adjunct faculty handbooks, contracts, policy statements, and salary schedules. The study indicated that: (1) within the past 5 years, the number of adjunct faculty had increased 69% at JCCC (to 59% of the total faculty), 31% at KCKCC (to 58% of the total), and 30% at PVCC (to 39% of the total); (2) adjunct faculty had served an average of 6 semesters at JCCC, 2 semesters at KCKCC, and 4.5 semesters at PVCC; (3) compensation for full-time faculty members was two to three times higher than for part-time faculty; and (4) staff development provisions for part-time faculty at the colleges were limited, with only KCKCC having a well-defined and ongoing program. The study confirmed the conclusions drawn from the literature that part-time faculty are underpaid and neglected in terms of staff development. The study report includes a literature review, copies of adjunct faculty contracts or letters of assignment, tables showing compensation packages and staff development programs, and a bibliography. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Johnson County Community College KS; Kansas City Kansas Community College; Penn Valley Community College MO
Note: Graduate seminar paper, University of Missouri, Kansas City.