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ERIC Number: ED497907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Fairness & Equity: Standards of Good Practice in the Employment of Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty. Item Number 36-0698
American Federation of Teachers
Citing a decreased proportion of full-time tenured faculty at American colleges and steady increase of part-time adjunct and other nontenure-track faculty, this American Federation of Teachers' (AFT) document advocates professionalism of the manner in which part-time/adjunct faculty are employed, compensated, supported and treated in higher education. The document lays out standards intended to serve as a base for AFT efforts to promote equity and high standards for part-time/adjunct faculty. Topics discussed include: (1) Standards of compensation; (2) Employment standards; (3) Standards of professional responsibility and support; and (4) Ensuring full rights for part-time/adjunct faculty within their unions. (Contains 1 footnote.) [This document was produced by AFT Higher Education, a division of the American Federation of Teachers.]
American Federation of Teachers. 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-879-4400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.