Shared Governance among the new Majority: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Eligibility for Election to University Faculty Senates

Willis A. Jones, Neal H. Hutchens, Azalea Hulbert, Wayne D. Lewis, David M. Brown

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Abstract

Non-tenure track faculty members (NTTF) constitute what has been referred to by scholars as the new faculty majority. The growing numbers of NTTF have led to debates about the role they should play in shared governance. Currently, however, an overall lack of empirical knowledge exists regarding the status of their involvement in institutional governance. Using data from highest research activity doctoral universities, this study investigated current standards related to NTTF eligibility for election to institution-wide faculty senates. We also explored what these faculty governance standards and criteria reveal about the status and position of NTTF within the professoriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-519
Number of pages15
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Volume42
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Keywords

  • Faculty senate
  • Non-tenure track faculty
  • Shared governance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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