With the churn in contracts, they are forced every semester to find adjuncts
to teach more and more courses in a self-perpetuating cycle.
"There's no uniform adjunct
individual," Tolley explains.
clinical nursing instructors in their role as nurse educator can have a positive impact on nursing program outcomes, as well as, contribute to the nursing profession.
An Act Investing in Public Higher Education would provide adjunct
faculty at all public colleges in Massachusetts the same employer-sponsored health insurance that other public sector workers receive--if they teach at least two, three-credit courses in a semester or four courses in an academic year across all campuses in which they work.
Nassau Community College's adjunct
union represents adjunct
faculty as well as interpreters, counselors and advisors who work part-time.
As a result, faculty, including adjunct
faculty, are being called on to be accountable to maximize the educational outcomes of students just as clinicians are asked to be accountable for clinical outcomes (Schaber, 2014).
Some of the largest online education providers, particularly in the for-profit arena, either do not provide sufficient faculty oversight and support for adjunct
faculty in the form of a program or department chair, or have program or department chairs that never interact directly with the faculty (Sixl-Danielle, Williams, & Wong, 2012).
Shortage of Accounting Faculty and Requirements to Obtain an Adjunct
Both Tipple (2010) and Hoyt (2012) have indicated that adjunct
faculty need a relationship between themselves and a department chair, yet not all institutions perceive a value in maintaining that structure.
However, colleges should look to these corporations and minority-owned businesses, not as a source of potential students, but to identity potential adjunct
unionization efforts, for example, become more widespread and successful, that may push schools to consider the benefits of a more permanent, but non-tenured class of faculty.
Alumni of the accounting program are a significant source for adjunct