Review of Embracing Non-Tenure-Track Faculty: Making Change to Support the New Faculty Majority.

ACADEME BLOG

Reviews of Recent Books Concerning Current Issues in Higher Ed: No. 4

Kezar, Adrianna. Embracing Non-Tenure-Track Faculty: Making Change to Support the New Faculty Majority. New York: Routledge, 2012.

A faculty member at the University of Southern California, Kezar has written several books on the issues currently confronting higher education. In Embracing Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, she makes the case that an over-reliance on adjunct faculty affects the quality of the instruction that an institution provides and should be reflected more pointedly both in formal institutional appraisals such as accreditation reports and in annual media rankings of institutions.

Kezar founded the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, the aim of which is to promote innovative and substantive ways of maintaining the quality of instruction provided by our institutions even as the composition of the professoriate undergoes unprecedented changes.

The subtitle of Kezar’s book acknowledges the emergence of…

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