Building a Foundation for Academic Excellence: Towards a Blueprint for The Professional Treatment of Disempowered Faculty

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Stephen Dilks


This presentation explores what tenured and tenure-line
faculty can do to help transform the institutional position of
part-time faculty.  While it suggests what we can do to end the
exploitation and abuse of our colleagues, it is not about the
legitimization of these colleagues.  They are already legitimate,
they are already professional.  My concern is with the role of
the tenured and the tenure-track, of academic administrators and
others with institutional authority, in the empowerment of
colleagues who are an indispensible part of UMKC.  It is about
how "we" might become more professional in the treatment of
colleagues who can teach "us" a thing or two about

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