DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Provost Outlines Enhanced Support for Adjunct Faculty
By Lynn Safranek /
March 16, 2016 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The actions come in response to adjunct faculty feedback and are part of DePaul's continuing efforts to meet adjunct faculty members' needs.
In recent years DePaul has instituted several new initiatives for adjunct faculty. This includes implementing a course cancellation fee; adjusting the eligibility threshold for health and welfare benefits to make more adjunct faculty eligible; offering a more attractive health plan; streamlining the hiring process; and developing an adjunct faculty online orientation.
Most recently, adjunct faculty were eligible for the same salary increase as full-time faculty as part of the university's compensation budget in 2016. Similarly, DePaul's board of trustees recently approved a compensation pool increase for all staff and faculty, including adjunct faculty, for 2017.
The latest initiatives are fueled by feedback from adjunct faculty collected by DePaul administrators in the last several months on how their experience at the university could be improved. In addition, Faculty Council recently released a survey of adjunct faculty that suggested ways in which the adjunct faculty experience could be improved.
In response to that feedback, DePaul will:
"Some of these initiatives will take time to implement, but I have accepted them all in principle and announce them today so the work can start," denBoer wrote in his message to faculty.
Faculty are invited to continue sending their thoughts and ideas to email@example.com.