June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Women in Engineering
24.1019.1 - 24.1019.9
Promoting Alternative Teaching-Professor Hires: A New PATH for Engineering State UniversityAccording to recent literature, non-tenure-eligible or non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty comprisebetween 50-75% of current 2-year and 4-year university faculty members and new universityfaculty hires. The purpose of this work is to discuss recent survey data collected from NTTfaculty at Engineering State University (ESU), a large 4-year university in the southeast and tomake recommendations for improving the university culture for hiring, fostering, and promotingNTT faculty. The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) surveyis a nationally-recognized instrument that is administered to all university faculty at ESU on atriennial basis with the purpose of assessing faculty satisfaction in various domains of universitylife including available resources, promotion policies, benefits and compensation, departmentcollegiality, quality, and engagement, and interdisciplinary work and collaboration.For this work, we will focus on recent interventions that have resulted from the COACHE data,specifically discussing improvements in the promotion process for NTT faculty and thedevelopment of a NTT support group in ESU’s College of Engineering.The Office of Faulty Development in ESU’s College of Engineering initially spearheaded adiscussion of best practices for NTT faculty career development and promotion in Fall 2011.Promotional policies that have already been adopted at the University level will be discussed,including those related to letters of support, expectations for national and international visibility,and department voting. Future work at ESU will focus on NTT faculty career enrichment inaddition to the development of more standard procedures for recognizing and evaluating theexternal impact of research, teaching, and outreach efforts of NTT faculty.
Cass, C., & Bullard, L. G., & Vila-Parrish, A. R. (2014, June), Promoting Alternative Teaching-Professor Hires: A New PATH for Engineering State University Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/22952
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