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Early Insights From Achieving the Dream’s Engaging Adjunct Faculty Project

Conference: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention
Date and Time: April 23, 2017 10:45–11:45 AM
Location: New Orleans, LA
Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 225

This session presented early insights from Achieving the Dream’s newest funded learning initiative focused on supporting adjunct faculty in further developing their pedagogy, becoming more deeply involved in student success initiatives, and being engaged in their institution. The presenters discussed project design principles and the policies and practices participating colleges are implementing. The presenters also presented findings from a survey of full-time and part-time faculty on job satisfaction, teaching practices, participation in institutional initiatives, and professional development needs.


Nikki Edgecombe
Senior Research Scientist
Community College Research Center
Jonathan Iuzzini
Associate Director of Teaching and Learning
Achieving the Dream
Jennifer Roberts
Associate Vice President, Academic and Student Success
Community College of Philadelphia
Kristen Westover
Vice President, Academic and Student Development
Patrick Henry Community College