ASA Council Action on the Recommendations
by the Task Force on
Part-time and Contingent Work in the Academic Workforce
August 14, 2004
Council accepts the report of the Task Force on Part-time and Contingent Work in the Academic Workforce, titled Academic Relations: The Use of Supplementary Faculty. Council recommends that the ASA Department of Research and Development continue to collect and analyze data on the use of contingent faculty.
ASA should continue to work with other professional associations to explore ways to improve working conditions of contingent faculty.
Opportunities to discuss issues regarding the use of contingent faculty will be included on the agendas of the annual meetings of the department chairs and graduate directors.