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Adjunct Faculty

New Faculty Orientation

An orientation specifically designed for new, non-tenure track faculty will be held on August 19th and 20th in CHEM 100. Please try to attend one of these helpful sessions. Instructional Technology will be video-taping the first orientation session, so that access to the session can be available to those who cannot attend.

New Adjunct Faculty Orientation Offerings

Tuesday, August 19th from 2:30-4:30

Tuesday, August 19th from 6:30-8:30

Wednesday, August 20th from 9:00-11:00

Adjunct Faculty Workload Release

In recognition of the essential role of the adjunct faculty in delivering curriculum and contributing to the culture of scholarship at Texas State University, an Adjunct Faculty Workload Release program has been established to allow full-time, non tenure-track faculty to receive up to a 6 workload credit reduction of their normal semester teaching load (at full pay and benefits) to pursue scholarly/creative projects, curriculum development, or teaching improvement projects.

PPS 8.13 (Adjunct Faculty Workload Release) is currently being updated and will be posted soon.

Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

All faculty members who taught less than full-time in the preceding calendar year are eligible to be nominated for the Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.  One award may be bestowed in each academic college annually.  The award will consist of a certificate and a monetary award of $1,000.  For additional information, visit: 

http://www.txstate.edu/facultysenate/resources/pt-teaching-award.html.

2014 Award Winners

College of Applied Arts: Stacie McGee
McCoy College of Business: Monica McNabb
College of Education: Carolyn Clay
College of Fine Arts and Communication: Michelle Dahlenburg
College of Liberal Arts: Susan Hanson
College of Science and Engineering: Austin Talley

Who Are the Adjunct Faculty?

As of spring 2013, the Texas State University faculty included 909 adjunct faculty -- 372 employed full-time and 537 teaching part-time -- constituting nearly 50 percent of the total faculty. 
 
PPS 7.22 lists the following titles under its definition of adjunct faculty:  
Lecturer
Senior Lecturer
Clinical Lecturer
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Professor
Research Assistant Professor
Research Associate Professor
Research Professor
Visiting Lecturer
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Professor
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Associate Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
 
"Temporary, non-continuing faculty play an essential role in carrying out the educational mission of this institution. These faculty are a pool of talent that can enhance the quality of instruction, research, and service. It is therefore critical that the university ensure that this group of faculty be treated in a fair and equitable manner. It should be recognized that temporary, non-continuing faculty benefit the university, department, and students." (PPS 7.14)

 
Adjunct Faculty Website Mission 

In fall 2012, the Faculty Senate’s Adjunct Faculty Committee received authorization to construct an adjunct faculty website accessible from the university homepage via the Faculty & Staff dropdown menu. The adjunct faculty play an essential role in delivering curriculum and contributing to the culture of creativity and scholarship at Texas State University. This website was conceived to serve the needs and interests of the non-tenure track faculty, as well as to publicize and promote the myriad accomplishments of the Texas State adjunct faculty. 
 
Comments, suggestions, and questions can be directed to your department's Adjunct Faculty Committee Liaison or to the Adjunct Faculty Committee Chair, c/o facultysenate@txstate.edu.