Presented by Ann Taylor
Program administrators want to know which incentives are effective in attracting and retaining part-time, or adjunct, faculty members, but one size doesn’t fit all. Adjunct faculty members come from different living and working contexts that influence their motivations. Examining the motivations of each of the following career types can give us a better understanding of what we need to do to attract and retain specific types of adjuncts. In this presentation, the results of research focused on identifying the incentives most likely to attract and retain part-time teaching faculty will be shared, along with implications for practice. Participants will also share their own strategies for what works at their institutions, and we will discuss how this research can be expanded to provide a better picture of what it takes to attract and retain qualified part-time faculty at our respective institutions.