non·​in·​struc·​tion·​al ˌnän-in-ˈstrək-shnəl How to pronounce noninstructional (audio)
: not relating to or concerned with the process of instruction : not instructional
noninstructional support staff
noninstructional activities/services
noninstructional texts

Examples of noninstructional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The year was 1962, one year after Brauer arrived at the university to teach in the art department and, as part of his noninstructional duties, oversee what was then Valparaiso University Museum and Collections. Amy Lavalley, Chicago Tribune, 8 Feb. 2023 Anderson Elementary will be repurposed to an early childhood campus, and Rountree is planned for future noninstructional use. Dallas News, 6 Dec. 2022 Along with debt cancellation, colleges that participate in federal student loans and grants could have been required to freeze tuition and cap hiring of noninstructional staff. WSJ, 28 Aug. 2022 Students involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a nonprofit Christian sports ministry, conducted the assembly during a noninstructional homeroom period at Huntington High School in Huntington on February 2. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 14 Feb. 2022 The bill also extends unemployment benefits for noninstructional academic employees such as school bus drivers retroactively from Jan. 3 through Sept. 4. Robert Channick,, 30 June 2021 The campus has curtailed large noninstructional gatherings, though events like movie screenings for students to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month have been allowed. Lara Farrar, Arkansas Online, 13 Oct. 2020 All other staff, including administrators, noncertified employees and noninstructional support personnel, enjoyed a 4% boost in their salaries. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, 20 Dec. 2019 Lawmakers required an armed guard on every campus and created a guardian program that allowed noninstructional employees to undergo training and carry guns. Skyler Swisher,, 12 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninstructional was in 1886

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“Noninstructional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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