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ERIC Number: EJ1071875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty at 4-Year Colleges and Universities: A National Study of Deans' Values and Decisions
Gehrke, Sean J.; Kezar, Adrianna
Educational Policy, v29 n6 p926-960 Sep 2015
This study examines the values held by 264 academic deans and the decisions they make pertaining to supporting non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF). Multiple analyses are utilized to examine the prevalence of supportive policies for both full- and part-time NTTF, as well as the extent to which deans' values are associated with the existence of these policies on college and university campuses. Findings reveal that deans' values play a significant role in organizational decisions to support NTTF, and part-time faculty remain under-supported in the academy. Implications for practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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