[Task Force on Contingent Employment at UTK Report, March 12.
A preliminary report was given on March 5, 2001 to the Faculty Senate.]
CONTINGENT EMPLOYMENT AT UTK 1990 TO 2000
Following the charge to the Task Force by the President of the Faculty Senate, Bob Glenn, and two subsequent meetings to organize to meet our objectives, on November 9 we sent a request for data to the Office of Provost. The data requested were those from the "Timetable of Classes" which we asked to be linked to the "Faculty and Staff Directory." Data were requested from Fall Semester, 2000 and for the previous three to five years.
Although Marianne Moffett, Associate in the Provost's Office was cooperative, pressures on administrative staff were such that data could only be provided for a single semester with the data for that term limited to little more than that from the Timetable. Errors in the transmission of the data and later discovered omissions in the data set transmitted resulted in a ten week delay.
Given the critical importance of data about classroom instruction for the fulfillment of faculty responsibility for university education, at this time we recommend that the Faculty Senate consider creating a committee to routinely collect and maintain the data needed to evaluate educational instruction in our university.
Current Data Sets
The report below is based on two limited data sets:
Definition of Terms
|Regular Faculty||includes tenure and tenure track only|
|Contingent Faculty||includes non-tenure track|
|Graduate Assistants||includes graduate teaching assistants and associates|