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This website is dedicated to The Catholic University of America’s part-time faculty. Whether you are a long-time or newly hired part-time faculty member, the resources below will assist you in navigating the University’s policies and procedures as well as federal guidelines and regulations that govern institutions of higher education. Please take a moment to review the menu items under “Resources” to familiarize yourself with all the information available to you. 

Part-Time Faculty Committee 

In early 2016, Provost Andrew Abela convened an ad hoc committee of part-time faculty. It met several times to discuss the interests and needs of the University's part-time faculty members. The committee reached out for the opinions and advice of part-time faculty with an online survey in spring and summer 2016 that went to about 600 individuals. The committee received approximately 240 responses and based on them sent a formal proposal to the Provost with its recommendations for action items, which he reported on at the February 5, 2018, town hall meeting. In December 2017, Provost Abela announced that he has removed the designation “Ad Hoc” from the committee’s name.

The current composition of the committee is as follows:

Jennifer Davis, Chair (History)
David Clark (Anthropology)
Jim Quirk (Politics)
Elizabeth Shaw (Philosophy) 
Rick Thompson (Engineering)
Janet Timbie (Semitics)
Ruth White (Social Service)
Raymond J. Wyrsch (Busch Business School) 


Town Hall Meetings

Since its inception, the Committee on Part-Time Faculty has convened two Town Hall meetings for part-time faculty. The first was on November 16, 2016. The second occurred on February 5, 2018. A third was held on November 13, 2018, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Vincent P. Walter Room of Curley Hall.