Curriculum Planning and Development Faculty Recruitment and Retention Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation
Planning Department Staffing to Meet Academic Needs
In viewing the rosters of those who deliver academic instruction at colleges and universities, one discovers a wide variety of appointment types and total numbers of faculty. With the former, what has been surprising is the growth, both in number and variety, in non-tenure track (NTT) lines over the past few decades. The total number is not surprising as it primarily reflects student body size and, to a lesser extent, the number of degree programs available, overall institutional resources, and internal choices regarding faculty work.