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ERIC Number: ED532276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Faculty and Student Success: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Promising Practices
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel
Pullias Center for Higher Education
The nature of the American academic workforce has fundamentally shifted over the past several decades. Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, more than two-thirds of the professoriate in non-profit postsecondary education is now comprised of non-tenure-track faculty. New hires across all institutional types are now largely contingent and this number will continue to grow unless trends change. This paper presents a sample of reforms and practices implemented at institutions in response to the growing proportion of non-tenure-track faculty on campuses.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation; Teagle Foundation; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities; University of Southern California, Pullias Center for Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin