ERIC Number: ED254132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Advice and Recommendations: Improving the Work Environment of Part-Timers.
Norman, Mary M.
AAHE Bulletin, p13-15 Oct 1984
Ways in which colleges can meet the needs of part-time faculty are suggested, based upon the experiences of community colleges. Recommendations concern basic needs, orientation, and staff development and evaluation. Advice for institutions includes: establish a salary scale for part-time faculty equal to that for full-time faculty teaching overloads; offer part-timers fringe benefits on a proportional basis; provide office space and clerical assistance whenever possible; include part-timers in the college catalog and faculty directories; offer a general orientation each semester for new part-time faculty; provide for new part-time faculty a campus tour and a departmental orientation; require part-timers to attend departmental meetings; invite part-timers to departmental social events; encourage part-time faculty to participate in staff development programs; and inform part-timers at the time of hiring that they will be evaluated. It is suggested that evaluation of the part-time faculty member should include assessments by students and supervisors, and possibly peer evaluations. The results of the evaluation should be discussed with the part-timer. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employment Practices, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Part Time Faculty, Personnel Policy, School Orientation, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Participation, Teacher Salaries, Work Environment
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.