Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name


Department (Legacy)

Department of Administration and Higher Education

Committee Chair

Gehring, Donald


University of Louisville--Faculty; College teachers, Part-time--Salaries, etc.; College teachers, Part-time--Job satisfaction


This document is a study of part-time faculty at the University of Louisville. The data collection, conducted by a questionnaire mailed to all part-time faculty members, developed a demographic profile of the university's part-time faculty as well as a profile within the taxonomy of part-time faculty motivation described by Tuckman. After establishing that profile, a comparative analysis of the level of satisfaction and desired reward systems was conducted. This study provides initial data about the composition of part-time faculty at this four-year institution and provides possible strategies for college and university administrators planning part-time faculty compensation and recognition programs.