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ERIC Number: ED559437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 130
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3033-0352-4
The Silent Majority: Comparing Community College Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty Satisfaction with Campus Climate
Williams, Deborah Jean
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The faculty landscape has changed in higher education, particularly with community colleges. It is only through research that we can compare full-time and adjunct community college faculty satisfaction with campus climate. The purpose of this study was to explore the differences between full-time and adjunct community college faculty regarding campus climate satisfaction. Learning about and understanding the unique issues adjunct faculty face could only serve to benefit this group, the institutions in which they teach, students, administrators, fellow faculty members, and the community. Understanding and defining the specific role of adjunct faculty should be one of the primary goals of higher education administrators. The results of this study show significant differences between full-time and adjunct community college faculty regarding job satisfaction and institutional description and offers invaluable information to higher education administrators that could be a springboard for change. The role and significance of adjunct faculty should not go unnoticed. The data analyzed through this study offered significant information for future planning and development in higher education relevant to the importance and integration of not only adjunct community college faculty, but also full-time faculty. After all, full-time and adjunct faculty are not two separate groups, but rather one group with the same goals and within the same institution. [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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