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ERIC Number: ED556132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-5558-9
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Perceptions of Professionalism: A Case Study of Community College Baccalaureate Faculty
Nasse, Jeffrey Peter
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida Atlantic University
This case study analyzed the perceptions of professionalism among an emerging and distinct occupational sector of community college faculty: community college faculty who teach in baccalaureate programs. The research was designed to address three questions as to the experiences of Community College Baccalaureate (CCB) faculty. First, what are the perceptions of professionalism among the community college faculty who teach in the baccalaureate programs at a multi-campus community college in the state of Florida (herein referred to as Seaside College)? Specifically, what patterns emerged when faculty perceptions of professional identity were examined, first, under the lens of professionalism as established by Larson (1977) and, second, through Boyer's (1990) four domains of scholarship? Second, are these faculty perceptions different from their previously held perceptions prior to the college's expansion into baccalaureate instruction? Third, were there any noticeable differences in faculty perceptions about the individual baccalaureate areas across this college? Results show faculty perceptions of professionalism are that they have achieved a professional level expertise in their academic discipline, are engaged in professional level teaching, and have maintained some level of professional prestige. Also, CCB faculty perceive they engage most frequently in the scholarship of application and the scholarship of teaching in their work. These perceptions of professionalism are different from previously held perceptions prior to baccalaureate instruction; there were notable difference in faculty perceptions among the Bachelor of Nursing faculty that distinguished them from the other baccalaureate areas at the college. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida