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ERIC Number: ED547367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 300
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-4447-9
Part-Time and Full-Time Faculty Conceptualizations of Academic Community: A Case Study
Sam, Cecile H.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
The poor work environment for part-time faculty in higher education is a topic that has been receiving more attention as the professoriate moves away from full-time tenure-track positions. In community colleges, the use of part-time faculty is even more prevalent. However, there are institutions that have been trying to create better work environments for their part-time faculty. It is important to understand how and why these few campuses decided to change. This qualitative case study of one of those exemplary institutions examines faculty conceptualizations and perceptions of academic community at a two-year community college, and explores the ways that these conceptualizations shape the work environment for part-time faculty. Among the findings, this study found that conceptualizations of community shape work environment in four ways: defining membership, providing mission and goals, create feelings of belonging, and influence citizenship behaviors. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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