Langen, J. M. (2011). Evaluation of adjunct faculty in higher education institutions. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 36(2), 185-196. doi:10.1080/02602930903221501
In this study Langen looks at how adjunct faculty are often evaluated through a strategic analysis project involving 155 responses (of 750 surveys sent, a reasonable 21% response rate) to college administrators in the Michigan system. Her data shows that there are a wide number of evaluation practices for adjuncts and that many of them do not parallel that of full-time faculty. One of the important factors in professional development for adjunct faculty (and any other group) is that of evaluation. This report shows the disparity between institutions when applying evaluation practices.