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Supporting Part-Time Faculty Through Policy Development, Integration & Professional DevelopmentHolly AyersOzarka CollegeDivision Chair-Math, Science and Educationhayers@ozarka.edu
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT OUR OWNPART-TIME FACULTY?How many of you work in … A. two-year institutions? B. four-year institutions?Which of the following roles do you fill currently? A. Administrator-Academics B. Administrator-Other C. Faculty D. Other, if so specify:
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT OUR OWNPART-TIME FACULTY?Does your institution have “enough” full-timefaculty? A. Yes B. No C. Don’t know
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT OUR OWNPART-TIME FACULTY?Does your institution utilize part-time faculty? A. Yes B. NoDoes your institution utilize part-time faculty in 50% or moreof your course offerings? A. Yes B. No C. Don’t Know
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT OUR OWNPART-TIME FACULTY?Have you ever or do you currently serve a highereducation institution as a part-time faculty member? A. Yes B. No
DOES IT “PAY” TO BE A PART-TIMEINSTRUCTOR AT YOUR INSTITUTION? A.Yes B.No C.Don’t know
DO PART-TIME FACULTY AT YOURINSTITUTION LACK THE APPROPRIATEBENEFITS?A.YesB.NoC.Don’t know
PART-TIME FACULTY WHY? WHO? HOW?BEST PRACTICES IN SUPPORTING ADJUNCT FACULTY PROFESSIONALEMPLOYMENT INTEGRATION DEVELOPMENT STUDENT SUCCESS POLICY RESEARCH CONCLUSIONSDEVELOPMENT
WHY PART-TIME FACULTY?Why is your institution utilizing part-time facultymembers?• Increasing Enrollment?• Inadequate Fiscal Resources?• Industry Knowledge and Connections?• Professional Experience?• Other?
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUTPART-TIME FACULTY?• The role of the part-time instructor in the American Community College is changing o Part-time faculty as the majority• Advantages and disadvantages of employing part- time faculty o Advantages o Disadvantages
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUTPART-TIME FACULTY?• Research is controversial regarding their impact on students success oRatio of part time to full time is increasing oRatio of male to female oStudent Success
WHO?PART-TIME COMMUNITY COLLEGEFACULTY?• Moonlighters?• Freeway Fliers?• Teachers in Training?• Retired Faculty or Industry Professionals?• Special Program Faculty?
WHO?PART-TIME COMMUNITY COLLEGEFACULTY?• Varying Definitions• Pay?• Job Security?• Benefits?
WHO?PART-TIME COMMUNITY COLLEGEFACULTY?• How does you institution view part-time faculty?• What role do part-time faculty play in your institution?
HOW?PART-TIME FACULTY AND STUDENTSUCCESS• Utilization of Part-Time Faculty o Remediation o General Education o Career Preparation• Level of Qualification
HOW? PART-TIME FACULTY AND BEST PRACTICES• Strong Employment Policies and Procedures• Focused and Intentional Professional Development• Successful Orientation and Integration Policies and Procedures• Assessment and Communication
BEST PRACTICES?EMPLOYMENT• Institutional Policies o Success in the classroom o Clear expectations• Recruitment and Retention o Working conditions o Institutional support o Hiring practices o Professional development
BEST PRACTICES?EMPLOYMENT• Institutional Investment o Teaching assignment o Academic support/Professional development o Institutional support• Employment Classification o Articulated roles and responsibilities• Comprehensive Employment Plans o Support services o Office space
BEST PRACTICES?EMPLOYMENT• Academic support/Professional development• Institutional support• Employment Classification• Articulated roles and responsibilities• League for Innovation in The Community College o Resources to hire, aid, and keep excellent adjunct faculty http://www.league.org/services/adjunct_faculty.html
BEST PRACTICES?Professional Development• Structured Orientation• Teaching Methods and Resources• Mentoring• Learning College Approach
BEST PRACTICES?Institutional IntegrationStructured Orientation• Benefits and obligations• Evaluations• Navigating the physical institution and LMS• Departmental contacts• Legal Obligations• Faculty Support Systems
BEST PRACTICESModel Programs• Johnson County Community College • Adjunct Certification Training Program http://www.jccc.edu/administration/staff-development/adjunct-certification-training.html • Faculty Listing http://www.jccc.edu/admj/admj-adjunct-faculty.html • Adjunct Faculty Benefits http://www.jccc.edu/human-resources/employee-benefits/adjunct-faculty-benefits.html • Adjunct Faculty Compensation http://www.jccc.edu/human-resources/employee-benefits/adjunct-faculty-compensation.html
BEST PRACTICESModel Programs• Valencia Community College http://valenciacollege.edu/facultydevelopment/adjunct/ oAssociate Faculty Annual Certificate Program http://valenciacollege.edu/facultydevelopment/adjunct/certificateProgram.cfm oScenarios Online http://valenciacollege.edu/facultydevelopment/adjunct/ScenariosCourses.cfm
PART-TIME FACULTY AND STUDENTSUCCESS: Policy Development• Remediation/Basic Skills Education• Technical Instruction• Institutional Support Networks• Resource Provision
PART-TIME FACULTYAdvocacy and Current Events• NFM-New Faculty Majority o http://www.newfacultymajority.info/national/• AFT-FACE (Faculty and College Excellence) o http://www.aftface.org/• CPFA –California Part-time Faculty Association o http://cpfa.org/resources/reading.html#working• The Adjunct Project • http://goo.gl/XCjcR• Adjunct Unity.org o http://adjunctunity.org/index.html
PART-TIME FACULTY AND STUDENTSUCCESS: Conclusions• Adjunct Faculty as a Resource• Improvement Retention and Completion• Policy Development o Employment o Professional development o Institutional integration
A Policy Analysis forEmployment, ProfessionalDevelopment, and Institution Integrationof Part-Time Faculty in the CommunityCollege• HLC-North Central Association• Public 2-Year Higher Education Institutions oNot 4-year affiliated oUnionized?• Existing Policies Available Via Website• Existing Policies in Three Primary Venues• Model Policy Development
QUESTIONS? Holly AyersDivision Chair-Math, Science, and Education Ozarka College Melbourne, AR firstname.lastname@example.org 870-368-2040