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ERIC Number: ED306808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona