Hidden and Visible: The Role and Impact of Contingency Faculty in Higher Education Institutions

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Abstract

Institutions engage in strategic decision making due to internal and external forces. One such decision that institutions across higher education have made is to increase the number of non-tenure-track, or contingent, faculty. For some institutions, the use of contingent faculty is a response to declining state revenue, for others a way to fill teaching roles as student enrollments fluctuate, and yet for some it allowed them to enter new markets with lower opportunity costs. Despite the growth of contingent faculty, the field of higher education is still wrestling with the place and role of this part-time workforce. Institutional researchers are especially in need of increased understanding of how this critical workforce is being utilized, supported, and reported by the many different sectors and types of higher education institutions. This NDIR issue examines the diverse roles contingent faculty play on college campuses, and present trends and patterns from the various sectors in
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWiley Periodicals
Volume2018
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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