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ERIC Number: EJ1059245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Supporting the Academic Majority: Policies and Practices Related to Part-Time Faculty's Job Satisfaction
Eagan, M. Kevin, Jr.; Jaeger, Audrey J.; Grantham, Ashley
Journal of Higher Education, v86 n3 pp448-483 May-Jun 2015
The academic workforce in higher education has shifted in the last several decades from consisting of mostly full-time, tenure-track faculty to one comprised predominantly of contingent, non-tenure-track faculty. This substantial shift toward part-time academic labor has not corresponded with institutions implementing more supportive policies and practices targeted toward part-time faculty. This study examines the associations between part-time faculty satisfaction and a set of items that measure campus resources provided to part-timers, their perceptions of the campus climate, and measures of the institutional context. Findings point to opportunities for campuses and departments to improve parttime faculty's satisfaction through providing access to office space and developing a sense of respect among part-time and full-time faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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