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Bickerstaff, Susan; Ran, Florence Xiaotao – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This report describes findings from a study of the Engaging Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement project, a two-year initiative led by Achieving the Dream to develop and implement strategies to support adjunct faculty in improving student outcomes. Work in the project--guided by design principles related to classroom activities,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty
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Pandit, Kavita – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
The past three decades have witnessed a major restructuring in faculty appointments and careers. Tenure-track and tenured faculty are declining as a share of the professoriate while non-tenure track positions, part-time and full-time, are soaring. Yet many in academia have an incomplete or simplistic knowledge of the nature of this fastest-growing…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Tenure, College Faculty
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Culver, K. C.; Young, Ryan L.; Barnhardt, Cassie L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Given the changing landscape of postsecondary faculty employment, institutions benefit from understanding how organizational policies and behaviors affects the faculty's perception of organizational support. Using data from faculty members, including those with contingent and part-time appointments, at a single institution in the western United…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Departments
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Francisco, Susanne – International Journal of Training Research, 2020
Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers often begin teaching with limited or no teaching qualifications, and necessarily much of their learning to be a teacher takes place in the teaching workplace. This paper considers what novice VET teachers learn in the workplace and what enables and constrains that learning. We argue that teachers…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Workplace Learning, Barriers
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Walker, Leilani; Sin, Isabelle; Macinnis-Ng, Cate; Hannah, Kate; McAllister, Tara – Education Sciences, 2020
In light of policies and programs designed to address the domination of academic positions by male, frequently white individuals, we review the participation of women, one of multiple minority identities within the academy, in Aotearoa New Zealand's academic workforce using employment data from eight universities from 2002-2017. While the number…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Gender Differences, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty
American Association of University Professors, 2020
This report, prepared by the Association's staff, concerns the case of Dr. Jane Harty, a part-time faculty member with forty years of service in the Department of Music at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). In November 2018, Dr. Harty was suspended from her teaching responsibilities for the remainder of her one-year contract and informed that she…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Universities, Part Time Faculty, Music Education
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2020
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2020. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention & Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty & Staff; (5) Revenues & Expenditures; (6) Tuition & Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
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Jacoby, Daniel F.; Boyette, Jonathan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Reliance upon part-time instructors within U. S. post-secondary institutions has received a great deal of attention, particularly as the percentage of such faculty has become the largest single category of faculty in academia. Understanding how part-time markets operate may allow better policy. Most current studies on the subject examine national…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Higher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Employment Practices
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Ran, Florence Xiaotao; Sanders, Jasmine – AERA Open, 2020
More than half of community college courses are taught by part-time faculty. Drawing on data from six community colleges, this study estimates the effects of part-time faculty versus full-time faculty on students' current and subsequent course outcomes in developmental and gateway courses, using course fixed effects and propensity score matching…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges
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Alshehri, Yahya M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This paper attempts to shed more light on the teaching practices of part-time faculty members and their impacts on community college students. Thus, it carries out a comprehensive literature review. The review shows convincing findings. It has been found that part-time faculty members employ traditional teaching practices compared to full-time…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Conventional Instruction
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Xu, Di; Solanki, Sabrina – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2020
This article presents new quasi-experimental evidence regarding the effectiveness of teaching-oriented faculty with tenure-track appointment, a model pioneered at the University of California (UC) system. Using data from six cohorts of students at a UC campus, we examine the impact of initial course-taking with three distinct types of…
Descriptors: Tenure, Teaching (Occupation), College Faculty, Outcomes of Education
Anthony, Wes; Brown, Patti Levine; Fynn, Nicole; Gadzekpo, Phil – Practitioner to Practitioner, 2020
Though there is a plethora of articles written over the past years on the ordeal adjunct professors go through while teaching in universities and community colleges, very little has been done to salvage the situation. The work adjunct professors do has been oversimplified while institutions that utilize their services save a lot. This article will…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Part Time Faculty
Worth, Jack – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
The recruitment, development and retention of teachers and school leaders is a crucial underpinning for a successful education system. However, England's school system faces a substantial and growing challenge of ensuring there are sufficient numbers of high-quality teachers employed in schools. Meeting this supply challenge is necessary for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Recruitment
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Levin, John S.; Martin, Marie C.; Damián, Ariadna I. López – SUNY Press, 2020
This book examines tensions and challenges in the professional lives and identities of contemporary academics. Drawing on extensive interviews conducted over seven years with academics in the United States and the United Kingdom, the authors analyze the experiences of four types of academics as they respond and adjust to the demands of…
Descriptors: College Administration, Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Professional Identity
Porter, Anne Marie; Tyler, John; Nicholson, Starr; Ivie, Rachel – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2020
In any academic department, faculty members retire or leave for a variety of reasons, and new faculty members are hired to replace departing faculty or fill newly created positions. This report focuses on departures, retirements, recruitments, and new hires in physics and astronomy departments. In our Academic Workforce Surveys, we collect the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Teachers, Physics, Astronomy
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