Resources Supporting Contingent and VITAL Faculty Members at LVAIC Institutions

These resources are provided for all faculty with temporary appointments in LVAIC (e.g. adjuncts, instructors, lecturers, visiting assistant professors, clinical instructors) to support teaching efforts, sustain scholarship, and advance academic job search efforts.

VITAL Faculty Members are Visiting, Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Adjuncts & Lecturers on our campuses.

Teaching Tools: Books


Below are several examples of how contingent faculty members can sustain scholarship during their appointments:

    • Dedicating non-teaching time to working on scholarly projects
    • Publishing dissertation work
    • Collaborating on research projects with faculty internal or external to the institution
    • Carrying out and publishing scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects
    • Participating in scholarly writing groups or other writing sessions
    • Seeking out available departmental and institutional resources such as funding for conference travel or other support for scholarship

VITAL Faculty Database

In order to best use resources across the LVAIC community, we have built a searchable spreadsheet of VITAL (Visitors, Instructors, TAs, Adjuncts, and Lecturers) Faculty that currently teach at the LVAIC institutions.

Participating in the database is completely voluntary and by doing so you agree that your information will be shared with the members of the LVAIC schools. If you participated in this database last year you will need to re-submit your information for this year.

This survey is being utilized to create a searchable data base of VITAL within the LVAIC community. The information in this data base will be made available to Provost Offices, Department Chairs and Program Directors within the LVAIC schools. The information is intended to be used to help the campuses identify potential candidates to fill teaching needs.

Complete the Survey to be included in the VITAL Faculty Database.

If you would like access to the Faculty Database to connect with VITAL Faculty, please contact us.