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ERIC Number: ED247824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Utilization of Adjunct Faculty Members.
Thompson, Hugh
Perspectives on the use of adjunct faculty are provided by the Chancellor of Indiana University at Kokomo. Colleges can call upon adjunct faculty to offer courses that would not ordinarily be offered. Adjunct faculty are important in bringing an amount of productivity and experience to degree programs, since they bring expertise in a given discipline and they actually practice what they teach. While some adjunct faculty come from other universities, many come from professions within the community. Most have a master's degree plus experience, and many possess doctorates. While adjunct faculty have comparable qualifications with full-time faculty, they choose to work primarily outside the classroom. Consideration is given to the following topics: generalists versus specialists; appointment and evaluation of adjunct faculty; increments in salary; contractual agreements; orientation programs; information that should be included in handbooks for adjunct faculty; faculty development; instructional development; and institutional development. It is concluded that the judicious utilization of adjunct faculty can increase institutional versatility, possibly free funds for academic venture capital for new programs, and enrich the learning experiences for students. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A