Report: Universities need a better model to support adjuncts
- Following a year of discussion with 30 higher education experts, the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success released a report this week saying that the growing number of adjuncts at universities across the country necessitates a better model to support their needs.
- Adrianna Kezar, the project's director and an associate professor of higher education at USC, said there is no definite agreement yet on what the new model would look like, but it could take the form of something similar to what full-time faculty have with multi-year contracts and tenure-track jobs.
- The project needs to collect more data before it can develop such a model, and will look at several university's best practices before figuring out how to implement them.
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The number of adjuncts at universities is rising across the country, and institutions need a new and better model to support their needs in order to improve student outcomes, says a report released this week.
The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, a partnership between the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, released the report after a year of discussions. The project, which has brought together 30 higher education experts from disciplinary organizations, unions and universities, among others, will release more guidelines in the coming months, including resources to help campus leaders. ...
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