Models and Strategies for Structuring Adjunct Faculty Compensation

Topics: Faculty Compensation and Benefits, Faculty Affairs, Academic Affairs, Adjunct Faculty

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Research Questions

  • How do other master’s colleges and universities structure compensation for adjunct faculty members?


This research brief profiles adjunct faculty compensation policies at six masters colleges and universities. The report offers information on a range of practices relating to adjunct faculty compensation, including adjunct titles, tiered compensation, and average compensation per course. The brief also profiles several practices related to performance-based raises and bonuses for high-performing and long-standing adjunct faculty members.

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