Teachers College, Columbia University

Building Structures and Supports to Engage Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement

Date and Time: January 26, 2018 8:45–10:00 AM
Location: Washington, DC
Venue: Grand Hyatt | Penn Quarter A (Level 1B)

This presentation was part of a session that shared emerging practices at Achieving the Dream colleges participating in an initiative entitled Engaging Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement. This project seeks to identify scalable strategies that build institutional capacity to integrate and engage adjunct faculty members in the student success agenda, and to understand and address opportunities and challenges faced by colleges engaging part-time faculty.

Participants discussed how these practices could be implemented at a range of institutions and the importance of designing adjunct faculty development activities in varied formats that engage faculty with different levels of experience, investment, and motivation. Participants also examined how incentives for participation should be built into a larger system of how the institution hires, evaluates, retains, and promotes its adjunct faculty.


Jonathan Iuzzini
Director, Teaching and Learning
Achieving the Dream
Rachel Singer
Vice President for Community College Relations and Applied Research
Achieving the Dream
Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Community College Research Center
Dallas Dolan
Assistant Dean, Faculty Training and Development
Community College of Baltimore County