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ERIC Number: ED556855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 103
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3037-8603-7
Effective Orientation and Assimilation Needs of Adjunct Faculty in Community Colleges
Thompson, Heather L.
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, Colorado Technical University
Adjunct faculty have become the majority workforce of instructional coursework in higher education. Once valued for their skills and knowledge in specialized areas, they are now a common, quick hire, budget fix utilized to instruct a variety of courses. Despite the need for and increased hiring of adjunct faculty, minimal orientation and welcome continues for these scholarly contributors. The lack of enculturation adjunct faculty experience creates feelings of loneliness and solitude for these dedicated teachers. This research aims to identify the orientation and organization assimilation needs of adjunct faculty in domestic community colleges. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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