ERIC Number: ED469808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Perceptions of Chief Instructional Officers at Community Colleges Regarding the Employment and Utilization of Part-Time Faculty.
Yackee, Grace Banachowski
This study examined the perceptions of chief instructional officers (CIOs) at community colleges accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) regarding: difficulty in meeting accreditation criteria for part-time faculty, challenges in implementing commonly cited practices for employing and utilizing part-time faculty, and reasons for employing part-time faculty. The study found that CIOs perceived it difficult to meet 33% of accreditation criteria and implement 70% of the cited practices for employing and utilizing part-time faculty. There were significant differences in these perceptions, however, based on the types of control and location of institutions. Additionally, CIOs agreed that 86% of the cited reasons for employing part-time faculty influenced the decision to employ them. There were small yet significant differences in these perceptions based on the size of their institutions. This study concluded that: (1) based on institutional type, there are significant differences in CIOs' perceptions regarding difficulty in meeting accreditation criteria; (2) practices that contribute to the effective employment and utilization of part-time faculty typically pose the greatest challenges to CIOs; and (3) regardless of institutional type, CIOs at NCA-accredited community colleges agree on the reasons for employing part-time faculty. (Contains 37 tables, 165 references, and 15 appendices.) (KP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, University of Toledo. Table of contents does not correlate with pagination of document. Appendix G is not available from ERIC.