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ERIC Number: ED413939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
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The Changing Role of Community College Faculty.
Kiefer, Robyn Dickinson
Designed for use by community college practitioners in planning for changes related to the advent of the Information Age, this paper provides an overview of the literature addressing the changing role of college faculty. The first section provides a context for the changes, focusing on forces acting upon the colleges, such as the economic requirements of the Information Age and changing student demographics, and the effect of these pressures on organizational structures and delivery mechanisms. The next section addresses changes in the management of student learning, describing the recent paradigm shift from teaching to learning and the changes that will be required in college structures and functions to adopt the learning paradigm. The following section describes the increasing use of part-time faculty in community colleges, part-time faculty characteristics, and concerns and solutions related to their use. The next section focuses on managing technology, exploring the benefits of networking technology in making instruction accessible and its effects on the traditional one-way model of delivery. The final section provides a summary of issues and outlines changes in faculty roles from workers in the old paradigm to managers in the new learning paradigm, as well as organizational decentralization that will accompany these changes. Contains 70 references. (BCY)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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