"Adjuncts give us special and varied professional expertise, which significantly broadens
the learning experience and enriches our academic community." - Sidney McPhee, MTSU
Adjuncts are most welcome to attend workshops and events , join our Learning-L listserv , and receive our Learning-L Vibe, a monthly communication that provides faculty with teaching tips, professional growth information, and academic news. Below are varied resources especially for adjunct faculty.
Adjunct Nation the online site for the journal Adjunct Advocate and offers subscribers resources of interest to adjunct faculty.
Adjunct Success is a professional development website for part-time professors. After becoming a member you will have access to several resources including information regarding upcoming webinars and an e-newsletter.
Teaching for Success provides useful information for both adjunct professors and full-time faculty working with adjunct professors.
AFA is the Adjunct Faculty Association. This site provides a background of the association as well as information about membership and benefits.
The Ohio Learning Network provides a site for supporting adjunct faculty
About Adjuncts--Best of the Web
Use of Part Timers Tied to Lower Student Success " At a time when colleges are under increasing financial pressure to rely more on part timers, three new studies suggest that doing so erodes the quality of education that many students receive." Chronicle, 2008
Innovative Contracts Benefit Part Time Faculty Members and Students " The low pay, scant professional development, and poor office space given to many part-time instructors and lecturers keep them from engaging students, some say. A few colleges, however, have contracts with incentives for part timers to help students succeed." Chronicle, 2008.
The Adjunctification of Higher Ed
Inside Higher Education writer Scott Jaschik won the 2008 award for education writing for his series on adjuncts.
Creating a National Voice for Adjuncts