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Jessica L. Kutz, Melissa Bopp, and Lori A. Gravish Hurtack

Education, Health, and Human Sciences (eight departments) and has 26 full-time employees (4 fixed term, 22 tenure track). In Spring 2020, the department had 823 declared kinesiology majors. The majority of kinesiology coursework is taken during students’ junior and senior year, specifically tailored for

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Sheri J. Brock, Jared A. Russell, Brenna Cosgrove, and Jessica Richards

corresponding PAWP curricula is the criticism of higher education’s overreliance on the use of non-tenure-track faculty (e.g., graduate teaching assistants, adjunct, lecturers, coaches, contract instructors) as primary instructors for significant introductory-level coursework ( Gallego, 2014 ; Melton, Moore

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Jeffrey J. Martin

, such as invitations for keynote addresses in exotic locations. Another aspect of the grant system’s impact on service, unique to kinesiology, involves tenure track ATS, and ATs who are program directors, at research-intensive universities. “The dirty little secret among tenure track [Athletic Training

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K. Andrew R. Richards, Chad M. Killian, Kim C. Graber, and Ben D. Kern

program coordinators (100 females, 74 males, and one other) were predominately White ( n  = 155; 88.60%), tenure-track ( n  = 160; 91.43%) faculty members employed full time ( n  = 171; 97.70%), with doctoral degrees ( n  = 150; 85.70%). The program coordinators averaged 50.24 years of age ( SD  = 11

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Duane Knudson and Karen Meaney

faculty have also initiated SoTL projects in their respective fields. HHP clinical faculty have shown keen interest in this line of research, as it relates directly to their primary mission of teaching in higher education. For the tenure-track faculty, this investment in research on teaching and learning

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David S. Walsh and Paul M. Wright

sport psychologists, it is only tangential to their work. With little space in the curriculum for this type of work, there are few tenure track lines designed with this specialization in mind. Of the handful of professors nationally who have established TPSR as their major focus, most were hired within

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James E. Johnson, Robert M. Turick, Michael F. Dalgety, Khirey B. Walker, Eric L. Klosterman, and Anya T. Eicher

their first 3 years on a tenure-track appointment, and two faculty were not on a tenure-track appointment (teaching-only appointment). Throughout the time investigated, there were three adjunct faculty used to cover sport management courses in the department. The adjunct faculty did not utilize the

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Melissa Pangelinan, Marc Norcross, Megan MacDonald, Mary Rudisill, Danielle Wadsworth, and James McDonald

undergraduate research with one of the 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty. There is a dedicated Office of Undergraduate Research at AU, which helps raise awareness and provide funding to increase student engagement in research. As previously mentioned, academic advisors are excellent facilitators connecting

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Karen S. Meaney and Sonya L. Armstrong

designed in a hierarchical and competitive structure ( Lester, 2013 ). The hierarchical structure imparts a sense of power and authority to tenured faculty, while simultaneously placing tenure-track or non-tenure-seeking faculty in potentially vulnerable positions. Taylor ( 2013 ) describes the dichotomous

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Elizabeth A. Taylor, Allison B. Smith, Natalie M. Welch, and Robin Hardin

States Department of Labor, 2010 ). This is true for women in higher education as well as women hold nearly half (48%) of tenure-track faculty positions ( Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2013 ). One area of higher education that has continued to be male-dominated is sport management