ERIC Number: ED168664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Professional Development for Part-Time Faculty. Research and Demonstration Project.
Persinger, Garnet R.
In an effort to integrate the large number of part-time faculty into their college program, instructional administrators at West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) developed a professional development program for part-time faculty. The initial literature search considered the characteristics, needs, and status of adjunct faculty, identified colleges with successful programs, and synthesized recommendations for program development. A second step in this effort was a nationwide survey of community colleges to determine general characteristics of the colleges in terms of headcount enrollment, the number of full- and part-time faculty, credit hours taught, and salary of part-time faculty. This study also determined whether the college had a faculty development program and, if so, whether it included pre-service and/or in-service training. Another survey was conducted of WVNCC adjunct faculty employed to teach degree-objective courses in academic programs during fall 1976. Its purpose was to identify needs for future development activities, types of professional activities most desirable, and times most suitable for activities, and to gather other anonymous suggestions. A final aspect of the study involved preparing a proposal for a professional development program. An outline is presented of the guidelines, objectives, and specific topics of the program. A bibliography and the survey instruments are included. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Literature Reviews, Part Time Faculty, Program Development, Questionnaires, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Load, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for North Central Community and Junior Colleges.