Institutional Transformation to Support Contingent Faculty
February 21, 2024
This webinar explores innovative practices and lessons learned from institutional change initiatives aimed at the equitable recognition and support of contingent faculty. Campus leaders from the University of Arizona and Loyola Marymount University, recipients of the 2023 Delphi Award, will describe the policies, practices, and programs that have been put in place to advance the recognition, status, and participation of contingent faculty on their campuses. The presenters will discuss the core principles that guide their collective work, the implementation challenges they overcame, and the transferable lessons that can guide the work to support contingent faculty as essential educators on any campus.
Christopher DailyInstructor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Kathleen WeaverVice Provost for Research, Professional Development, and Online Learning, Loyola Marymount University
Leon WiebersChair of Theatre Arts Program, Loyola Marymount University
Adrián ArroyoAssociate Director, Faculty Programs, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona
Bill NeumannProfessor of Practice, Department of Management Information Systems, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona
Andrea J. RomeroVice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Arizona
Adrianna KezarWilbur Kieffer Endowed Professor and Dean's Professor of Leadership, University of Southern California
Ashley FinleyVice President for Research and Senior Advisor to the President, AAC&U
About the Delphi Award
The annual Delphi Award, presented by the University of Southern California’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.