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ERIC Number: ED188717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Using Part-Time Faculty Effectively.
Parsons, Michael H., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n30 Sum 1980
In the first section of this collection of essays on part-time faculty development, Carol Eliason outlines the problems inherent in current staff development practices and a systems approach to their solution. Then, David Harris voices concerns and challenges from the college president's perspective. Richard Smith explains the benefits of participatory programs for developing the potential of part-time faculty. Jack Friedlander discusses two national surveys, revealing the differences in the instructional practices of full- and part-time faculty. The second section presents four models for part-time faculty development. Harmon Pierce and Rosemary Miller describe the program at a large urban institution, while Michael Parsons outlines the operation of a staff development program for smaller colleges. Richard Greenwood describes activities designed to integrate part-time faculty into college life. Edward Decker focuses on colleges with a predominantly part-time staff. In the third section, Joseph DeSantis advances a design for a state support system; Louis Albert and Rollin Watson address current legal issues; and Richard Beman recounts the rewards and frustrations of being a part-time instructor. Finally, Michael Parsons recommends specific actions to achieve parity for part-time faculty and Donna Sillman cites relevant documents from the ERIC junior colleges collection. (AYC)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Legal Problems, Models, National Surveys, Part Time Faculty, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Small Colleges, Staff Utilization, State Aid, State Programs, Teacher Participation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($6.95)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.