ERIC Number: ED414790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-10
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Business and English, English and Business: 15 SUNY Chairs Provide Feedback on the Use of Adjunct Faculty Members within Their Disciplines.
Walsh, S. M.
This paper provides the results of a survey, conducted in 1991-92, on the use of adjunct faculty in the English and business departments at all 64 campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. A total of seven English department chairs and eight business department chairs responded to the survey. It was found that, on average, the English departments employed 12 adjunct faculty and 28 full-time faculty, while the business departments employed 7.4 adjunct faculty and 21.4 full-time faculty. The chairs also commented on their efforts to provide orientation programs for adjunct faculty and the supervision of adjunct faculty. No specific responses were provided in regard to classroom visitation procedures for adjunct faculty, although some chairs in both types of departments commented on the actual classroom visitations that do take place. The responses also address the types of courses taught by adjuncts, the evaluation of adjunct faculty, the integration of adjunct personnel into departmental affairs, the effect of the use of adjunct faculty on the quality of instruction, and the economic impact of the use of adjunct faculty. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Business Administration Education, College Faculty, College Instruction, Courses, Department Heads, Economic Factors, Educational Attitudes, Educational Quality, English Departments, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, State Universities, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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