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Adjunct-faculty members are obligated by accrediting agencies to have the same academic qualifications as full-time faculty.
The employment of adjunct faculty at institutions of high learning also provides significant flexibility for colleges or universities.
When a significant number of qualified adjunct faculty are available to a college or university it is likely that cost considerations, plus their flexibility, will result on the continued liberal use of adjunct faculty in institutions of higher education.
The cost difference between employing full-time faculty versus employing adjunct faculty to teach the same classes is dramatic.