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Non-Tenure Track Faculty. August 26, 2013. Big Picture Numbers. UM is like most other universities nationwide: 1,600 Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty 3,200 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Rough breakdown of NTT Faculty: 1,000 Instructional Faculty 1,800 Research Faculty

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Non tenure track faculty

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

August 26, 2013

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS


Big picture numbers

Big Picture Numbers

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

UM is like most other universities nationwide:

  • 1,600 Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty

  • 3,200 Non-Tenure Track Faculty

    Rough breakdown of NTT Faculty:

    • 1,000 Instructional Faculty

    • 1,800 Research Faculty

    • 400 Service / Extension Faculty


Ntt faculty

NTT Faculty:

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

Deliver 40% of undergraduate credits, equal to that delivered by T/TT faculty (staff and GAs account for remaining 20%)

Bring $100,000,000 in research awards to campus annually

Connect campus to local, state, and federal agencies through appointments and outreach efforts off campus


Ntt not homogenous

“NTT” Not Homogenous

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

  • Instructional Faculty

    • 300 Full-time

    • 350 “Adjuncts”, i.e. one course/semester or year

    • 350 Part-time, teaching is primary career

  • Research Faculty

    • 600 post-docs, a.k.a. “Research Associate”

    • 400 Research faculty (e.g. “Research Scientist”)

    • 800 Faculty Research Assistants (FRAs)


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“NTT” Not Homogenous

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

  • Service

    • 300 Extension across the state

    • 100 Clinics and teacher certification programs

  • “Faculty Research Assistants”

    • Students with Bachelor’s degrees

    • Researchers with PhDs as Co-PIs on grants

    • Everything in between


Campus initiatives

Campus Initiatives

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

USM (University System of Maryland) Policy on Adjunct Faculty, amended to apply here

New Director position in the Office of Faculty Affairs tasked with addressing NTT issues

Senate-Provost Task Force charged with determining NTT faculty concerns and recommending changes to policies and practices


Report areas of concern

Report: Areas of Concern

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  • Compliance with existing policies

  • Appointment system that doesn’t serve faculty or institutional needs

  • Inadequate system of titles leads to mismatches between titles and responsibilities --- and thus to unclear expectations


Areas of concern cont

Areas of Concern (cont.)

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

  • Poorly defined and inconsistently applied standards for evaluating and promoting NTT faculty

  • Little to no support or recognition for participation in professional development activities or professional accomplishments

  • Inadequate opportunities for participation in shared governance at all levels


Task force report summary

Task Force Report Summary

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

Current policies and procedures hinder NTT faculty efforts to contribute to the institution.

Inconsistent compliance with existing policies is detrimental to both NTT faculty and the institution.

21 recommendations for addressing concerns.

The University of Maryland can become a leader in creating a new model for how a major research institution fully engages all members of its faculty regardless of their tenure status.


Immediate first steps

Immediate First Steps

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

  • In the Senate:

    The Senate’s Faculty Affairs Committee has been charged with formulating a new policy on titles, appointment criteria, performance evaluations, and opportunities for both professional development and promotions for NTT faculty.

  • From the Provost:

    New templates from Legal Affairs are designed to reduce number of semester-to-semester contracts.


Next steps

Next Steps

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

  • Contract tracking system under development

  • Campus protocol for making policies available on department and college web sites

    • Plans of Organization

    • Unit level guidelines for evaluations and promotions

  • Development of campus-wide awards for NTT faculty

  • Re-apportionment in Senate


Panel discussion

Panel Discussion

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

  • Given your experience as NTT faculty and as administrators, what can new NTT faculty do to reduce the difficulties that NTT faculty tend to experience?

  • What advice would you give new NTT faculty about technology support services on campus?

  • What are some ways new NTT faculty can judge the professional development opportunities in their units?


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Panel Discussion

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

  • For NTT faculty supported by grants, what would you say are the biggest issues new faculty should be aware of?

  • What resources on campus are particularly important for new instructional faculty to be aware of?


Resources

Resources

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

Office of Faculty Affairs

Center for Teaching Excellence

Counseling Center

BETA – Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment

Student Conduct

Faculty Ombudsperson


Contact information

Contact Information

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS

Peggy Antonisse – Linguistics – [email protected]

Mark Arnold – Faculty Affairs – [email protected]

Cindy Clement – Economics – [email protected]

Devin Ellis – Government and Politics – [email protected]

Eric McKenzie – Astronomy [email protected]


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