The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, a partnership between AAC&U and the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, is examining principles, policies, and practices related to the work of faculty who teach on term contracts—now the majority of faculty nationally. The Project recently released a paper about the institutional costs of supporting contingent or adjunct professors. Click here to read the Inside Higher Ed article which references this resource. For a copy of the new Delphi report, "Adapting by Design: Creating Faculty Roles and Defining Faculty Work to Ensure an Intentional Future for Colleges and Universities," click here.
A commitment to the centrality of faculty and of shared governance animates all of AAC&U’s work. The organization seeks to highlight how faculty members in all fields and all kinds of colleges and universities are developing effective teaching and learning approaches. AAC&U programs emphasize student and faculty engagement, deep learning, and student success. AAC&U projects bring together faculty to develop new curricular frameworks, more engaged and effective classroom and institutional practices, and new ways to advance liberal education for all students. This work focuses attention on changing demographics, global contexts, and evolving technologies. AAC&U has made a long-term commitment to address the preparation of future faculty and the preparation of all faculty for the future.