How did six community colleges design supports for part-time faculty?: a report on Achieving the Dream's engaging adjuncts project

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Author: Bickerstaff, Susan; Ran, Xiaotao


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 (ATD) to develop and implement strategies to support adjunct faculty in improving student outcomes. Work in the project - guided by four design principles calling attention to (1) classroom activities, (2) professional development, (3) employment policies, and (4) the use of data - was led by teams of full- and part-time faculty and administrators at six participating community colleges. A key objective of the project was to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Outcomes; Employment; Evaluation

Keywords: Community college; Part time employment; Academic staff; Project evaluation; Working conditions; Professional development; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Community College Research Center, 2020

Physical description: 35 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Susan Bickerstaff and Florence Xiaotao Ran

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.624

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