ERIC Number: ED343544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rewarding Part-time/Adjunct Faculty: The Senior Lecturer Program.
Hall, Christine; Atnip, Carol
This paper discusses the use of part-time faculty or adjunct faculty at the University of Louisville (Kentucky); the challenges they present to program administrators, including their retention and meaningful involvement in program activities; and how the university motivates them. It is noted that part-time faculty differ in terms of their characteristics and motivation for teaching and require a reward system that responds to these differences. Examined is a series of incentives and rewards, through the Senior Lecturer Program, that was established by the school within the Preparatory Division for the part-time lecturers who teach developmental courses. The Senior Lecturer Program recognizes the experience and service of teachers by providing senior status to qualified lecturers who have taught for 3 years. The application process involves submitting documentation in three areas: excellent teaching service, significant program contributions, and professional development activities. Once approved for senior lecturer status, individuals receive selected benefits, including an increased rate of compensation. It is suggested that the Senior Lecturer Program illustrates one way to provide a reward system for part-time faculty and promote the integration of this important group. Contains 10 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Louisville KY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Developmental Education (16th, San Antonio, TX, February 26-March 1, 1992).