Effective Ways to Attract, and Retain, Part-Time Faculty for Online Teaching

Wednesday, February 15 | 10:15AM–11:00AM | Houston Ballroom Foyer
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Part-time faculty are not a "one size fits all" population. Five career types of part-time faculty bring unique interests and needs when considering online teaching. I will share the results of a study that explored the impact of various incentives used to attract and retain various types of part-time faculty to teach online at Penn State. By shedding light on the specific incentives that attract and retain each of career type, this study suggests effective ways to attract and retain specific types of this increasingly important workforce.

Outcomes: Identify incentives that are effective in attracting and retaining each of 5 career types of adjunct faculty *Learn how to use incentives to attract and retain the faculty needed for your institution's online teaching needs *Develop new strategies to better attract and retain adjunct faculty for your institution's online teaching needs


  • Annie Taylor

    Assistant Dean for Distance Learning and Director, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, The Pennsylvania State University