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Adjunct Faculty Support

Purpose Statement:
The purpose of the Adjunct Faculty Support Design Team is to improve student learning through developing and facilitating the implementation of a comprehensive support system for adjunct faculty.

Charter Sponsor
Executive Team

Charter Contact
Sandy Engel, Acting Vice President

October, 2007 – March, 2008


  • Research adjunct faculty support systems at identified community colleges.
  • Establish a philosophical framework for adjunct faculty at MVCC.
  • Identify and define components of an effective adjunct faculty support system.
  • Conduct a needs assessment and survey adjunct faculty for their perceptions and needs.
  • Research and identify areas for improvements; recommend additions, deletions, and modifications to current practices, procedures and systems.
  • Define a comprehensive system for adjunct faculty support and potential phases for implementation.


  • Establish policy
  • Worry about resources when identifying possible recommendations


  • Keep the College mission with an emphasis on the student experience front and center.
  • Be creative and think big.
  • Think about what’s best for students.
  • Seek to understand and recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue.

Adjunct Faculty Support Design Team



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