Policies, Practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Policies, Practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty

An office lined with books. A desk buried under research. A tweedy cardigan with elbow patches.

Itís part of what we used to think of professors, but does it fit your faculty today?

If your school is at all typical of higher education institutions, then the image of the disheveled but brilliant instructor is way off (except, perhaps, for the brilliant part).

Most of us know that the contemporary instructor bears little resemblance to the age-old stereotype.

What many of us do not realize is that our institutional systems have not kept pace with the changes in our faculty composition.

As a result, the systems in place to support instructors are often inadequate for many of the people you put in front of your students.

That makes it harder for them to teach, which makes it harder for your students to learn. Itís time to bring your systems up to speed.

You can learn what changes to make and how to make them in Policies, Practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty, a Magna Online Seminar.


This seminar prepares you to address the changing composition of your faculty so that you can adequately support all instructors, regardless of tenure status or course format.

This enables you to maintain institutional educational quality and ensure a consistent experience for all students.

During this seminar:

  • Learn to amend policies and practices to support all faculty members, whether they are on or off the tenure track
  • Get recommendations specific to various course formats, including online, face-to-face, and hybrid
  • Learn ways to systematically support faculty on a regular basis so that even temporary instructors have access to available resources
  • Learn about human resource management practices that will enhance your efforts
  • Get advice on how to involve and engage all faculty as institutional citizens
  • Discuss how certain practices can undermine non-tenure track faculty and negatively impact student learning

Learning Goals

After participating in Policies, Practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty, you will be able to:

  • Alter campus policies and practices so that they support all faculty
  • Develop a strategy to collect and monitor faculty data in order to stay aware of faculty composition
  • Provide continued support to faculty even as the group evolves over time
  • Make a case for more robust human resources strategies to manage changing faculty profiles

During this interactive seminar, explore the cutting-edge research emerging from The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success.

Learn what the findings mean for your school and how you can use them to improve teaching and learning at your institution.


Many institutions focus their professional-development efforts on tenure track instructors and have not adequately considered or addressed the needs of non-tenure track faculty.

Others have had some success with specific programs, practices, or tools but lack overarching plans and systems.

Every school has an interest in ensuring that all its instructors have the resources they need to meet institutional performance standards.

This seminar offers insight and actionable steps to administrators at any school ready to address the needs of non-tenure track faculty in order to maintain the quality of the overall educational experience.

Policies, Practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty would be particularly useful for the following:

  • Department chairs
  • Deans
  • Other campus administrators
  • Individual faculty


Order today. This seminar prepares you to address this issue on your campus and provide all faculty members with the resources and tools they need to perform at the highest level.

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