University Adjuncts Are Often Denied a Share of Shared Governance, Study Finds

Adjuncts remain largely excluded from faculty senates at most research universities, according to a groundbreaking study of which types of instructors can serve on such bodies.

Among the more than 100 research universities examined in the study, about two-thirds had faculty senates that were off-limits to adjunct instructors who had less than half the workload of a full-time faculty member.

The remainder of institutions were fairly evenly split between those with faculty