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Date: Tuesday, August 02


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Adjunct Faculty Issues
  Location: HC 3028
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 8:30AM - 10:00AM
  Presider: Dennis Gilbert,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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Use of Contingent Faculty and the Effect on Student Success
  Location: HC 3028
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
  Author: Vann Priest, Rio Hondo College
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: On average, contingent (part-time) faculty teach nearly half of the course s at community colleges. The effect of this on student retention, success, and graduation rates is either assumed to be negative or remains unknown to most faculty and college officials. In this presentation, I will review the latest research on the effects that extensive use of part-time faculty has on student success, retention, transfer rates, and graduation rates.
  Footnotes: Dennis Gilbert
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Part-Time Faculty, Student Success, and Public Policy
  Location: HC 3028
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 9:00AM - 9:30AM
  Author: Representative Michael E. Dembrow, Oregon Legislature
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: This talk will review significant public policy issues regarding the over-use of part-time positions generally and in physics in particular in higher education. Along with the negative effects on individual faculty and on departments, these include a number of negative impacts on students: on retention and degree completion, on efforts to prepare students for success in meeting STEM education goals, and on initiatives to move college physics pedagogy in a more student-focused direction. Finally, the talk will review and explore legislative approaches to this growing problem.
  Footnotes: Dennis Gilbert--Eugene, Oregon
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Structural Consequences of the Over use of Part-Time Positions
  Location: HC 3028
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 9:30AM - 10:00AM
  Author: Maria Knudtson, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The widespread use of part-time positions has serious structural implications for faculty, departments, and the overall health of higher education. The discussion will cover several broad issues including the effects on faculty infrastructure, equity, academic democracy, and academic freedom, as well as model approaches for correcting dependence on contingent faculty. The pervasiveness of part-time positions provides physics faculty members with allies in addressing this issue as well as promising approaches based on the broad and diverse faculty experience.
  Footnotes: None
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