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ERIC Number: EJ1011663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
The Difficult Transition? Teaching, Research, Service: Examining the Preparedness of Communication Faculty Entering the Academe
Whitfield, Toni Selena; Hickerson, Corey
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v13 n1 p1-23 Feb 2013
This study, based on a survey of graduate students seeking employment, examines the categories and levels of preparedness of new professors/instructors as they enter academe. Preparedness was examined in several ways--specifically knowledge about higher education requirements and their preparation for teaching, advising, and service in the field of communication. In general, the future communication faculty reported that most had participated in teaching preparation activities. Few reported participating or having access to preparation in other academic areas. In hindsight, most respondents would have liked more preparation opportunities in all areas. Even though they did not have extensive preparation in any area, except for teaching, most reported they were confident in their ability to perform the skills of a future faculty member. The survey instrument is included. (Contains 3 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A