Empowering the New Professorate: Pathways to Publication among Contingent Faculty(Roundtable)
William Magrino (Rutgers University)
Peter Sorrell (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
As fortunate full-time NTT faculty attempt to move up newly instituted ladders or unfortunate ones simply attempt to survive in an atmosphere where they are being reduced with the best of intentions but the worst of results, they are expected to do more than simply demonstrate teaching excellence. This situation is intensified by the ever-increasing demands of a supersaturated academic job market. Even when their level of scholarly production is equivalent to that of those in tenure track Assistant Professor positions, many of these temporary faculty members are languishing in their respective departments, seeing as the financial support available to them is often negligible while the avenues to publishing their research are limited by their own position in the academic hierarchy. This roundtable will focus upon the possibilities of enculturation and professional development opportunities available to such individuals. We hope to share ideas and resources as published full-time NTT faculty members, while discovering what others are doing in the same arena.