DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Progress Continues on Adjunct Faculty Initiatives
By Lynn Safranek /
September 1, 2016 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Provost Marten denBoer convened the task force in March 2016 in response to adjunct faculty feedback and as part of DePaul's continuing efforts to meet adjunct faculty's needs. The task force was comprised of 11 adjunct faculty from all 10 colleges or schools and four other members, representing Faculty Council, the Committee on Contingent Faculty and Academic Affairs.
After the group submitted its recommendations during the summer, Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul, and denBoer accepted them all in principle.
Though the academic year has barely begun, DePaul already has taken steps to enact some of the recommendations and plans to tackle others soon. These include:
Voice in university and department academic life
Regular, formal recognition of contributions
Compensation for service beyond teaching
"The task force met this challenging assignment with hard work and a strong dedication to the sentiments of their colleagues," says denBoer. "I'm grateful for their thoughtful recommendations, which provide a clear and helpful path to a better environment for our adjunct faculty."
The Adjunct Faculty Task force was one of several initiatives announced by denBoer in March 2016 to address the needs of adjunct faculty. New processes proposed by the university earlier this year have taken effect or are in progress, including:
Keep checking Newsline for updates on all of the new initiatives.