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Welcome to the resource website for non-tenure track faculty. Non-tenure track faculty are valued members of the ASU community and provide exceptional teaching and service that support the New American University’s mission of inclusion and academic success.
Visit the individual tabs below for information on NTT faculty and their areas of expertise, important documents for annual review/promotion, and information on Department and University bylaws.
This website is maintained by the Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Committee, a standing committee within the Department of English dedicated to representing the needs, concerns, and contributions of non-tenure track faculty (which currently include faculty associates, instructors, and lecturers) within the department.
Below, you will find information on the NTT Committee members, Instructor representatives for Department monthly meetings, Writing Programs representatives, and Department Senators for the University Faculty Senate.
The Committee welcomes comments and suggestions from NTT faculty regarding updates and content for this site. Please contact any of the members with questions or concerns. Their contact information is available below.
Ackerman teaches composition for the Department of English at Arizona State University.
I am from Northwest Indiana (near Chicago) and attended Michigan State University for both undergraduate and graduate school. I enjoy music, dance, and writing.
Backhaus is an instructor in the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Barrett Honors College
W.P. Carey School of Business
NTT faculty rights and responsibilities are described in several university, college, and department documents. Via the University and College Senates, faculty play a role in developing and updating policies and procedures.
The ASU ACD Manual: https: www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd
The Academic Affairs Manual governs all academic employees at ASU. It is a good idea to review the entire manual, but the sections below may be of particular relevance to NTT faculty:
The University Senate: https://usenate.asu.edu/
The University Senate is “the representative body of the ASU Academic Assembly, which consists of all tenured and tenure-eligible faculty, academic professionals, and full-time contract faculty (i.e. lecturers and senior lecturers, instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, and professors of practice).” It is “empowered by the Constitution (see ACD112-01) to “act for the Academic Assembly in matters relating to: academic affairs, personnel policies, faculty-student policies, finances and University services and facilities.” The Senate votes on resolutions and motions introduced by Senate committees (such as changes to the ACD) and acts as liaison between faculty and administration. Each unit elects representatives to the senate; the number of unit Senators is determined by the size of the unit. The Department of English currently has three Senators, who serve three year terms. Lecturers and Tenure –Track faculty may serve as Senators, who attend all meetings and distribute notes to the department. Full minutes and other documents (such as new course requests) are available on the website (above).
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senate: https://clas.asu.edu/resources/college-governence/college-senate
The College Senate is the representative body for the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in which the Department of English is housed. It operates in a similar way as the University Senate for College affairs. The Department of English’s Senators are also members of this body, attending meetings and distributing notes.
The Department of English (DEN) Manual (under revision): http://www.asu.edu/clas/asuenglish/facspace/deptmanual/contents.htm
The DEN governs all academic employees of the Department of English. As with the ACD, reviewing the entire manual is a good idea, but the sections below may be of particular relevance to NTT faculty:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Criteria for promotion of Lecturers
Department of English
We invite your participation in the Arizona Writing and Social Justice Conference, a two-day conference on writing and the pursuit of social justice in Arizona and the world.
This trans-disciplinary conference will discuss how writing engages and/or supports justice movements for disempowered and marginalized communities.
The range of potential topics includes:
Speakers may include students, faculty, Arizona writers, social activists, and community members.
To participate, submit a brief 150-200 word abstract for a 20-minute presentation and include a bio of equal length. Send these to both Joe.Lockard@asu.edu and firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 30, 2017. Presentation format is flexible, including prose or poetry readings, talks on activism and writing, or academic papers. We will send acceptance notices by Dec. 15.
Conference website:https://english.clas.asu.edu/content/arizona-writing-and-social-justice-conference | Info: Joe.Lockard@asu.edu