Managing Adjunct Faculty: A Resource Collection for Administrators

Managing Adjunct Faculty: A Resource Collection for Administrators

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If your institutionís cohort of adjuncts is like most, itís been put together on an ad hoc basis based on instructional needs. As a result, you might be lacking the proper framework to support and manage those adjuncts.

That can be a problem. In addition to creating an atmosphere of inefficiency and uncertainty, the absence of sound oversight can lead to issues ranging from declining retention to poor student outcomes.

Fortunately, recent years have seen the establishment of best practices in adjunct management, and youíll find a wealth of them in Managing Adjunct Faculty: A Resource Collection for Administrators.

Topics Covered

This compendium of articles drawn from the newsletters Academic Leader, Recruitment and Retention, and Distance Education Report features some of higher educationís leading voices offering guidance and perspective on adjunct management. The book includes sections dedicated to adjuncts working in both traditional and online classrooms. It covers issues including:

  • Retaining and supporting adjuncts
  • Monitoring performance and resource needs
  • Developing policies for adjunct support
  • Identifying professional development opportunities that engage adjunct faculty
  • Getting online adjuncts on board quickly and effectively
  • Supporting adjuncts in small online programs
  • Understanding the impact of adjuncts on admissions
  • Equipping adjuncts with tools for online success


Managing Adjunct Faculty: A Resource Collection for Administrators also contains supplemental resources, including an adjunct training and development topic list, reflection questions, online teaching competencies checklists, and evaluation forms for identifying teaching competencies.


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