ERIC Number: ED306808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Temporary Faculty in the English and Mathematics Departments at the Arizona Universities.
Talbott, Mary J.; And Others
A study focusing on temporary faculty within the English and mathematics departments at Arizona's three public universities is presented as one of the working papers in a final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness. Literature on part-time faculty and institutional policies is reviewed, and department level personnel management practices are identified. Areas discussed include: faculty titles; other classifications; characteristics of temporary faculty at the three state universities; what this faculty teaches; compensation and benefits; work and working conditions of temporary faculty; mathematics and the integration of temporary faculty; English and the integration of temporary faculty; support services; decision making and committee work; status; and hiring, orientation, and evaluation. Eleven recommendations include: modify budgeting practices to permit temporary faculty to be hired at least 4 months before the start of a semester; generate and distribute information about the employment practices, impact on student learning, and impact on the organization; consider more stable working and permanent relationships by the department and institution for full-time temporaries; develop a qualified pool of applicants for part-time faculty positions; provide an equitable compensation structure for part-time faculty; and develop an evaluation system aimed at improving part-timers' teaching effectiveness. Contains 14 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College English, College Faculty, College Mathematics, Competition, Educational Quality, Efficiency, Excellence in Education, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Nontenured Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Public Colleges, State Universities, Teacher Influence, Teacher Student Relationship, Temporary Employment, Undergraduate Study, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona