Understanding the needs of part-time faculty at six community colleges

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Author: Bickerstaff, Susan; Chavarin, Octaviano


While community colleges in many states have embarked on whole-institution reform to impact multiple dimensions of the student experience, relatively little attention has focused on the working conditions of adjunct faculty, who account for about two thirds of all instructional faculty at public two-year colleges. Engaging Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement, a project launched in 2016 by Achieving the Dream (ATD), acknowledges the critical role that part-time faculty play not only in supporting student learning but also in shaping students' perceptions and experiences at...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Employment; Demographics

Keywords: Part time employment; Community college; Academic staff; Working conditions; Outcomes of education and training; Survey

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Community College Research Center, 2018

Physical description: 11 p. (paper) + 10 p. (faculty survey)

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Also called: Engaging adjunct faculty in the student success movement: faculty survey questions

Series: CCRC research brief; November 2018

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.623

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