Adjunct Faculty Compensation

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership credit. These credits recognize exemplary practices and performance above and beyond what is recognized in standard credits and may not be relevant to every institution. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 4 bonus points total.


For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language.

Templates & Tools

Example Responses

  • Soka University of America – Response includes an uploaded email exchange between sustainability office and HR.
  • University of California, San Diego – Detailed explanation of the types of position titles that fall under the category of “adjunct faculty”. Includes website with information on Academic Salary Scales.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • The credit should only reference pay for adjunct (i.e., part-time) faculty. Pay for full-time faculty should not be included or referenced.
  • There must be documentation supporting the institution’s adjunct faculty pay rate.

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