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ERIC Number: EJ810310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
Nontenure-Track Faculty: Rising Numbers, Lost Opportunities
Thedwall, Kate
New Directions for Higher Education, n143 p11-19 Fall 2008
A history of the professoriate would not be complete without an account of nontenure-track faculty. Whether these faculty members are referenced using the terms "contingent," "part time," "contract," "adjunct," "clinical," "research," "visiting," "lecturer," or "senior lecturer," they constitute a group of faculty who have lived and worked at the margins of academia for some time. This article discusses the history of the nontenure-track faculty, the benefits of their appointments, and the challenges and opportunities that these faculty face. The focus here is on those who are primarily serving as teachers, as opposed to other roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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