ERIC Number: EJ1034391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
The Road Taken: A Report on the Career Paths of a Modern Academic Workforce for Faculty Developers
Shaker, Genevieve G.
Journal of Faculty Development, v27 n3 p57-62 Sep 2013
Nontenure-track faculty are an increasingly crucial component of the higher education workforce. Much of what we know about this population remains either quantitative or anecdotal and does little to provide in-depth insights directly from the faculty themselves that can be of use for faculty development. This phenomenological, interview-based study focused on the career paths of full-time nontenure-track faculty in English in order to increase general understandings about how nontenure-track faculty enter the profession, the nature of their careers, what, beyond the need to make a living, motivates them to stay, and how they perceive their future as academics.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Nontenured Faculty, Career Development, Faculty Development, Interviews, Phenomenology, English Teachers, Qualitative Research, Career Choice, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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