ERIC Number: ED162706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Talents of Part-Time Faculty. Junior College Resource Review.
Although part-time instructors now account for over 56% of the total number of faculty members in the two-year college, little information exists on the impact this segment of the instructional staff has on the quality of a college's educational program. At most institutions, part-time instructors are not given the same opportunities, support services, or responsibilities as their full-time counterparts, and no research has been conducted on the effects these policies have on the instructors' ability to perform their roles effectively. A number of community colleges have instituted professional development programs for their part-time faculty in the form of handbooks, orientation programs, and in-service training. However, few evaluation reports are available on the extent to which these programs have helped participants develop personally or professionally. Research is needed to identify factors that enhance the contribution part-time faculty members can make to their students, colleagues, instructional programs, and the institution itself. A bibliography is included. (MB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.