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Document Number: 11191

Contingent Commitments: Bringing Part-Time Faculty Into Focus - Part-time faculty far outnumber full-time faculty at most colleges; part-timers teach 58 percent of U.S. community college classes while making less money and getting few benefits, if any. While adjuncts are one way colleges save money, it's difficult to prevent their unhappiness from affecting students. This report suggests supporting adjuncts by including them in discussions, creating pathways to full-time work and paying them more, when possible. (Kay M. McClenney and Arleen Arnsparger, Center for Community College Student Engagement, April 2014)...

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