Being Teaching Faculty at a Research Focused Institution

Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm TSU - Lawson: 102
Round Table Discussion


Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington
Teaching faculty play an increasing role in carrying out the teaching mission at many research universities. In 2015, approximately 40 percent of full-time academic positions were non-tenure-track, up from 28 percent in 1995 (AAUP 2017). We frequently carry out our share of this mission while operating under very different sets of promotion guidelines, rights, and expectations than our research-tenured colleagues. This round table will feature open discussion on some of the challenges and rewards of careers in teaching at research-oriented institutions. Those who already hold such a position are welcome to share their experiences, and those interested in pursuing such a position are especially encouraged to attend.