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Williams, Rhys J. – Education Economics, 2022
A large and increasing proportion of teaching in UK universities is being fulfilled by staff on casual, rather than permanent, contracts. This paper examines how the proportion of teaching by casual staff affected student satisfaction in 2014-15. We find that an increased proportion of casual teaching leads to lower student satisfaction, even when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Student Satisfaction
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Ortiz, Rosalinda; Rodesiler, Carrie A.; Latz, Amanda O.; Mulvihill, Thalia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This article focuses on how adjunct faculty at a large Midwestern community college enact pedagogies of care, which is a teaching philosophy and practice grounded in a deep and holistic care for students.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Caring
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Bolitzer, Liza Ann – College Teaching, 2022
Within the work of teaching, college faculty can develop stronger understandings of both their subject matter and their students' socio-cultural understandings of that subject matter. Such learning is particularly important for faculty that teach today's students, who bring unprecedented racial, ethnic, socio-economic and age diversity to higher…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Diversity, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education
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Magruder, Emily Daniell – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2019
This essay explores the influence of adjunct identity on the work of an educational developer. Educational developers, who can share an experience of marginalization, have important roles to play involving the new majority faculty as stakeholders and knowledge-bearers.
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Educational Development, Stakeholders, Professional Identity
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McPherson, Peter A. C.; Allen, Daniel; Johnston, Ben M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2022
Each year, a large number of higher education students in the UK transfer from programs at further and higher education colleges to the second or third year of a bachelor's degree. The success of this movement is largely dependent on how closely the curricula of the two programs are aligned. Over the past two years, students from the Higher…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Articulation (Education), College Faculty
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Gelman, Caroline; Gandel, Jill; Bausman, Margaret – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2022
The number of adjunct faculty members in higher education has been increasing nationally over the past two decades, and schools of social work are no exception to this trend. There has been robust debate about adjunct use, given concerns about low pay, poor access to benefits, lack of inclusion in academic decision making, and little support…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Social Work
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Buffardi, Harry C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter explores issues surrounding adjunct instructor roles in assessment, and provides some useful techniques to incorporate their assessment work toward unifying education delivery.
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Campbell, C. Dean – Diversity in Higher Education, 2021
The underrepresentation of African-American faculty in the US professoriate has persisted for some time. Relatedly, adjunct faculty remain a fast-growing sector of the professoriate. Adjunct faculty include "experts" and "specialists" who teach postsecondary courses with a narrow focus and with content tailored to their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, African American Teachers, Disproportionate Representation
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Rudick, C. Kyle; Dannels, Deanna P. – Communication Education, 2019
As public spending for higher education continues its decades-long decline (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2014), and university boards and administrators seek ways to balance their budgets, faculty (and staff) labor has been targeted as a way to make ends meet. Attacks on faculty labor can take different forms, such as reducing or eliminating…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Labor Problems, Race
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Cisneros, Nora Alba – Educational Foundations, 2021
As a mother, daughter, and educator in Compton, California, the author writes a letter as an episolary offering/love letter for adjunct professors. The author offers these brief words as an act of gratitude, as an act of daily survival, and as an act of abundant defiance against the elimination of Women of Color (WoC) adjunct professors, writers,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Women Faculty, Minority Group Teachers
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Zitko, Peter A.; Schultz, Katrina – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the lived workplace experiences of adjunct community college faculty in Northern California. The problem is adjunct faculty may experience an institutionalized employment system that marginalizes contingent teachers. Using the theoretical framework of institutionalization theory and…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Wirrig, Adam L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
The world of the modern academy relies heavily upon contingent faculty in the teaching and training of students. Theological studies readily evidences this practice in innumerable ways. While the contingent faculty member is intrinsic to the mission of many modern schools, this piece ponders whether or not a trade-off exists in the quality of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Theological Education, Educational Quality
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Bickerstaff, Susan; Ran, Florence Xiaotao – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Disciplinary societies have a role to play in supporting the needs of community college adjunct faculty. The potential exists to improve the professional lives of these faculty members, an underappreciated segment of the higher education workforce, and to positively influence outcomes for students enrolled in community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Faculty Development
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McComb, Vivien; Eather, Narelle; Imig, Scott – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
There has been extensive research conducted into the plight of casual academic staff, the precarious nature of their work, their limited academic development opportunities, and their heightened risk of being positioned on the periphery of the workforce in academia. Institutions have attempted to mitigate this risk through the provision of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Temporary Employment
Xu, Di; Solanki, Sabrina – American Enterprise Institute, 2020
Almost three-quarters of instructors in America's higher education system are contingent faculty. Colleges and universities have increasingly relied on them as a flexible and cost-saving way to provide instructional services. Concerns over poor working conditions, low wages, and lack of job security have led to ongoing discussions about whether…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness
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