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The Path to Change: How Campus Communities Worked to Change Non-Tenure-Track Policies and Practices


Adrianna Kezar, Daniel Maxey, and Hannah Yang

A collection of documents describing how several campuses have already initiated a dialogue about non-tenure-track faculty practices and how different groups on each campus worked together to implement changes.  These examples can offer some ideas about how to pursue changes on your own campus.

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California State University, Pomona
Madison Area Technical College
Mountain College*
San Francisco State University
University of Southern California
University System of Maryland
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

*Mountain College is a pseudonym, but represents an actual institution.

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Database of Example Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Practices


The Database of Example Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Practices is intended to cultivate and share knowledge about positive practices that have been implemented on real college and university campuses to provide information to individuals and groups on other campuses that are beginning to consider changes on their own campuses.

William Rainey Harper College Center for Adjunct Faculty Engagement

This case includes the following: Access to Shared Office Space; Awards and Recognition; Communication; Faculty Evaluation; Instructional Resources, Professional Development; Shared Governance

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Tallahassee Community College Adjunct Seminars and Faculty Online Resource Center for Excellence

This case includes the following: Professional Development; Faculty Evaluation, Promotion, and Advancement; Mentoring; Instructional Resources; Communication; and, Engagement with Campus Leaders

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Collaborative Efforts by Human Resources and Academic Affairs to Improve Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Support at Villanova University

This case includes the following: Hiring Processes, Orientation and Handbooks, Contracts, Promotion Opportunities, Job Security, Compensation, and Participation in Decision Making

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University Council of the American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT) Contract for Faculty in the University of California System

This case includes the following: Compensation and Benefits, Evaluations, Job Security, Grievance and Due Process, and Professional Development Funds.

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Sample Policy Brief on Part-Time Faculty: Employment, Professional Development, Institutional Integration, and Evaluation in the Two-Year College

This case includes the following: Recruitment; Selection, Hiring, and Onboarding, Employment Expectations and Terms; Salary and Compensation; Benefits; and, Evaluation.

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Employment Guidelines for Specialized Faculty Holding Non-Tenure System Positions

This case includes the following: Hiring, Multi-Year Contracts, Evaluations, Grievances, Orientation, Involvement in Governance and Unit, and Professional Development.

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The Increasingly Strong Involvement of Term Faculty in Faculty Governance and Administration at American University

This case includes the following: Policy Revisions, Participation in Decision Making, and Governance.

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