Institutional Transformation to Support Contingent Faculty
April 5, 2023
This webinar explored innovative practices and lessons learned from institutional change initiatives aimed at the equitable recognition and support of contingent faculty. Campus leaders from the Dominican University of California and Montgomery College, recipients of the 2022 Delphi Award, discussed the policies, practices, and programs their institutions have put in place to advance the recognition, status, and participation of contingent faculty. The presenters addressed core principles that guide their collective work, implementation challenges, and the transferable lessons that can help support contingent faculty as essential educators on any campus.
Carolyn TerryAssociate Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Montgomery College
Kelly LivernocheProfessor of Biology Montgomery College
Erik SwansonProfessor of Computer Graphics, Montgomery College
Mojgan BehmandVice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dominican University of California
Lindsey DeanAssistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Dominican University of California
Carol Aiono TuckerFaculty Affairs and Institutional Research Board Process Coordinator, Dominican University of California
Ashley FinleyVice President for Research and Senior Advisor to the President
Adrianna KezarWilbur Kieffer Endowed Professor and Dean's Professor of Leadership, University of Southern California
About the Delphi Award
The annual Delphi Award, presented by USC’s Pullias Center for Higher Education and AAC&U, gives a $15,000 cash award to two universities annually that support non-tenure-track, contingent and/or adjunct faculty in pursuing strategic priorities such as student learning and community engagement. The Delphi Award is generously funded by the TIAA Institute.