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The Resource The invisible faculty : improving the status of part-timers in higher education, Judith M. Gappa, David W. Leslie

The invisible faculty : improving the status of part-timers in higher education, Judith M. Gappa, David W. Leslie

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The invisible faculty : improving the status of part-timers in higher education
Title
The invisible faculty
Title remainder
improving the status of part-timers in higher education
Statement of responsibility
Judith M. Gappa, David W. Leslie
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Part-timers constitute more than one-third of all faculty members in the United States. Despite widespread criticisms that the use of part-time faculty is detrimental to the quality of academic programs, such use has been increasing for decades. Yet part-time faculty are treated largely as the second-class citizens of academia - denied status, benefits, collegial support, and the respect and attention that full-time faculty take for granted. This book exposes the myths and false assumptions about this "invisible" faculty to show how institutions can actually strengthen academic programs through the use of part-timers." "Based on interviews with 467 chief academic officers, deans, department heads, and full- and part-time faculty members at eighteen institutions, The Invisible Faculty reveals who part-time faculty are, the conditions under which they work, how different institutional policies constrain or favor their employment, how their teaching and other assignments contribute to institutional goals, and what institutions can do to integrate them fully into the academic community." "The book examines the practices that support and enhance the value of part-time faculty both in and outside the classroom, offering forty-three specific recommendations to help institutions plan and manage their use of part-timers, develop fair employment policies, and invest in part-timers as valued human resources who can and do contribute to the quality of education on their campuses."--Jacket
Member of
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gappa, Judith M
Dewey number
378.1/2
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2331.72
LC item number
.G37 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Leslie, David W
Series statement
The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers, Part-time
  • College teachers, Part-time
  • Chargés de cours
  • Chargés de cours
  • College teachers, Part-time
  • College teachers, Part-time
  • United States
  • College teachers, Part-time
  • College teachers, Part-time
Label
The invisible faculty : improving the status of part-timers in higher education, Judith M. Gappa, David W. Leslie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting myths and realities about part-time faculty members -- Who are the part-time faculty? -- Employment profiles of part-timers -- External forces affecting part-time employment -- Money and the use of part-time faculty -- When and why institutions employ part-timers -- Employment policies and practices -- Participation in the academic community -- Recognizing the changing context of academic employment -- Using part-timers to achieve educational objectives -- Developing fair employment policies and practices -- Investing in human resources -- From invisible to valued: creating a new reality for part-time faculty
Control code
ocm26800146
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781555425173
Lccn
92036906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26800146
  • (OCoLC)26800146
Label
The invisible faculty : improving the status of part-timers in higher education, Judith M. Gappa, David W. Leslie
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting myths and realities about part-time faculty members -- Who are the part-time faculty? -- Employment profiles of part-timers -- External forces affecting part-time employment -- Money and the use of part-time faculty -- When and why institutions employ part-timers -- Employment policies and practices -- Participation in the academic community -- Recognizing the changing context of academic employment -- Using part-timers to achieve educational objectives -- Developing fair employment policies and practices -- Investing in human resources -- From invisible to valued: creating a new reality for part-time faculty
Control code
ocm26800146
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781555425173
Lccn
92036906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26800146
  • (OCoLC)26800146

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