ERIC Number: ED118174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-28
Reference Count: N/A
The Part-time Faculty and the Community College.
In California community colleges there are 14,273 people who are employed full-time as instructors. Another 20,027 are employed as part-time faculty members. In the past three years there has been an estimated annual increase of 10 percent in the number of part-time faculty employed. Benefits of utilizing part-time instructors include: (1) The opportunity for students to study under outstanding instructors whose primary employment may be elsewhere. (2) The opportunity for instructors to use part-time employment as a means of beginning a career in postsecondary teaching. (3) The opportunity for colleges to respond quickly and efficiently to community needs within the boundaries of fincial resources available to them. Problems associated with part-time employment generally fall into two areas: (1) Recent court decisions have resulted in enormous confusion regarding the law pertaining to part-time teachers. (2) What benefits should be received by part-time instructors as compared to benefits received by full-time instructors? This keynote address delineates the issue involved in the part-time faculty controversy, and discusses the implications of various prosposed solutions to the problems. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California