Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty: Innovative Campus Models

As classes moved online and campuses closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, what could colleges and universities have done to support their non-tenure-track faculty?

March 31, 2020

During this webinar, representatives of Santa Monica College and the Pennsylvania State University, both recipients of the 2019 Delphi Award, drew on their experiences developing innovative models for supporting non-tenure-track faculty at these two institutions.

Given annually to recognize institutional innovation in support of non-tenure-track faculty, the Delphi Award is a partnership between AAC&U and the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education.


  • Ashley Finley

    Ashley Finley

    Senior Advisor to the President, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Partnerships, AAC&U


  • Adrianna Kezar

    Dean’s Professor of Leadership, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California


  • Michael Bérubé

    Michael Bérubé

    Author, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature, Penn State
  • Laura Cruz

    Laura Cruz

    Associate Research Professor for Teaching & Learning Scholarship, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State
  • Josh Wede

    Josh Wede

    Professor of Psychology, Director of the World Campus, Department of Psychology, Penn State University
  • Diane Arieff

    Diane Arieff

    Associate Professor of English, Santa Monica College
  • Joelle Adams

    Joelle Adams

    Professor of English, Santa Monica College