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Efficiency Initiative: New Adjunct/Student Worker Policy


Washington, DC -As part of the UDC Efficiency and Effectiveness Initiative, the University is establishing a more strategic and efficient use of adjuncts and student workers by first completing a comprehensive analysis of the use and costs of adjuncts and student workers (educational technicians, graduate assistants, research and teaching assistants) and the implementation of a more effective monitoring and approval process in the offices of the deans.  This will not only generate cost-savings, but will encourage full utilization and productivity of faculty and ensure consistency with regard to the factors considered in the decision to hire and compensate adjuncts in all programs.

The UDC Efficiency and Effectiveness Initiative is a University-wide Initiative to drive strategic cross-cutting efficiencies and improve operational effectiveness throughout the University.  Please refer to our Efficiency web pages for further information.


As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia ( supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and David A. Clarke School of Law.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit:

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Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs,, 202.345.6371