ERIC Number: ED436194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
A Paradigm for the Training of Part-Time Teachers in Community Colleges.
Carreiro, Jose; Guffey, J. Stephen; Rampp, Lary C.
This study identifies community colleges that have staff development programs for part-time teachers, determines specific aspects included in these programs, and discovers which components these programs have in common. It also presents a paradigm, or suggested design, that should be contained in any effective staff development program for training part-time adjunct teachers in community colleges. A study identified a population of community colleges with staff development programs for part-time teachers. Its objective was to learn about current training programs at community colleges through a locally developed survey instrument. The literature supported the use of a series of interviews administered through follow-up telephone calls as well as the designed survey instrument. Findings demonstrated that the representative sample of 66 community colleges does reflect a desire to properly train adjunct faculty in the ways and means of proper teaching. An appropriate paradigm should contain all the segments identified in the survey--orientation, governance, substance (content), delivery, and modes--to fully represent a well designed adjunct faculty paradigm. The ideal training situation for community colleges is to insure that the adjunct faculty member is included as a full teaching partner in the college program. Includes appendices. Contains 44 references. (VWC)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, On the Job Training, Part Time Faculty, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Proposals, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Surveys, Teacher Orientation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A