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ERIC Number: ED467454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Community College Faculty: Characteristics, Practices, and Challenges. New Directions for Community Colleges. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Outcalt, Charles, Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n118 Sum 2002
This document reports on the current status of community college faculty. Several articles draw on a survey of community college faculty administered by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) in 2000. CSCC staff invited 240 randomly chosen college presidents to appoint a local facilitator to administer the survey on campus. A total of 156 of 240 college presidents participated in the study. Of the 2,292 surveys distributed, 1,531 were returned. Full-time faculty made up 69.5% of the total sample but only 38% of the national community college faculty total. The following 12 articles are included: (1) "Disciplinary Variations in the Work of Full-Time Faculty Members"; (2) "University Reference Group Identification among Community College Faculty"; (3) "Using the Lenses of Critically Reflective Teaching in the Community College Classroom"; (4) "Instructional Practices of Part-Time and Full-Time Faculty"; (5) "Faculty Attitudes about Students"; (6) "Part-Time Faculty: Competent and Committed"; (7) "Exploring the Climate for Women as Community College Faculty"; (8) "Campus Life for Faculty of Color: Still Strangers After All These Years?"; (9) "The Current State of Faculty Development in Two-Year Colleges"; (10) "Building Community: The Second Century, the Same Challenge"; (11) "Toward a Professionalized Community College Professoriate"; and (12) "Sources and Information." (NB)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Diversity (Faculty), Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation), Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
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