Making Adjunct Faculty Part of the Family: One University's Plan to Support and Reward Part-Timers

by Phyllis M. Frakt and James O. Castagnera Phyllis M. Frakt is vicepresident for academic affairs and provost at Rider University. James O. Castagnerais associate vice president for academic affairs and associateprovost at Rider University. AS THE USE OF part-time faculty on the nation’s campuses continues to grow, so does national attention to their use and treatment. The National Adjunct Faculty Guild reports that there are 450,000 temporary college faculty members in the United States. According to the National Education Association, part-time faculty exceed 43 percent of all U.S. postsecondary faculty and teach 25 percent of all college courses, a rate that has doubled […]
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