When it comes to valuing adjunct
faculty, the issue goes beyond compensation," says Jim Ostrow, vice president for academic affairs at Lasell College in the greater Boston area.
Elmhurst College spokeswoman Desiree Chen, however, said the college never filed to seek a religious exemption because adjuncts
withdrew their petition to the labor relations board before a hearing scheduled for Nov.
Communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills were prevalent in the listed job requirements, and previous teaching was preferred for virtually all adjunct
Community colleges should make an effort to connect with their adjunct
faculty as well.
Certain qualities strengthen your resume for adjunct
positions when they become available, including:
faculty enables our campuses to be flexible and responsive based on student demand for various classes," he said.
The work of Adjunct
Action Network, the outreach arm of the Service Employees International Union, offers promise.
We re proud of the adjuncts
for sticking together during this drawn-out process, and our union hopes to sit down at the table with Duquesne s administration to begin bargaining as soon as possible, said USW International President Leo W.
The research examining the usage of adjunct
faculty seems to characterize them in conflicting ways.
Townsend (2003) proposes that when adjunct
faculty encounter low salaries and conflicts with their full-time employment responsibilities, they risk becoming less attentive to their teaching responsibilities.
Unlike full professors, most adjuncts
earn just a few thousand dollars per class, with scant benefits and little job security.
During the semester, consider holding regular adjunct
faculty professional-development sessions, as well as open help and networking opportunities.