ERIC Number: ED167022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty Employment. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Different types of policies adopted by colleges and universities to deal with part-time faculty employment and kinds of issues that may arise are considered. Three types of part-time teaching appointments are distinguished, and the shared appointments or split contracts arrangement is described. The shared appointment is one full-time position held by two persons who together perform the job, and salary, benefits, and responsibility are generally based on one full-time workload. Permitting of mobility, or transfer from full-time status to part-time status and back again, can enable faculty members to continue their careers in an unbroken manner. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a part-time employee on the basis of sex, and it is illegal for an employer to restrict or channel women into part-time positions. In some instances, differential treatment of all part-time employees (compared to all full-time) might be considered sex discrimination. Determination of salary, fringe benefits, access to tenure, sabbatical leaves, and other responsibilities is covered. The future of part-time faculty employment, information on where to find policies on part-time employment, and a short annotated bibliography of other resources are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Employment Practices, Faculty Workload, Females, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty, Personnel Policy, Sabbatical Leaves, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Assignment, Teaching Conditions, Tenure
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.