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ERIC Number: EJ815046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Contingent and Marginalised? Academic Development and Part-Time Teachers
Anderson, Valerie
International Journal for Academic Development, v12 n2 p111-121 Nov 2007
Academics employed on non-standard contracts are a numerically significant part of the labour market in higher education. Concerns about access to formal academic development for this staff group have been articulated in many countries in the context of increasing emphasis on teaching quality assessment and employment regulation of "non-permanent" employees in the labour market. This article presents data from an action research project that examined the experiences of non-permanent "contingent" teachers in a UK business school. In addition to formal academic development, the article considers the informal professional development processes which contingent staff engage in and the extent to which their skills and expertise are fully utilised within their institutions. The article highlights the academic development implications of the marginalisation of contingent academic staff, arguing for their inclusion within relevant and appropriate academic development processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom