ERIC Number: ED424596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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A Pilot Study Investigation of the Socialization of Part-Time Faculty Members in Academic Settings.
Finucane, Margaret O.; Algren, Margaret E.
A pilot study interviewed 8 part-time faculty members at universities or colleges in Northeast Ohio to investigate the socialization of part-time faculty members in academic settings. Results showed that part-time faculty: (1) often feel isolated and lament not being able to establish professional and personal relationships with peers; (2) believe that lack of professional development can have serious consequences on the quality of classroom instruction and their own career advancement; and (3) who have had extensive experience in the classroom are more likely to be satisfied with socialization opportunities available to them. Extensive quotes from interviewees' remarks provide insight into the research questions. (Contains 26 references; an appendix contains the interview form.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio