ERIC Number: EJ1073374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
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Scholarship and the Professional Identity of Community College Faculty Members
Palmer, James C.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n171 p37-48 Fall 2015
The institutional culture of community colleges often fosters a professional identity among faculty members that sees research, publication, and other forms of out-of-class scholarship as detrimental to teaching and student learning. But the professional associations established by and for community college faculty members in specific academic disciplines have forged a path to an alternative professional identity that recognizes disciplinary scholarship as an essential part of faculty work. This chapter examines how the associations have fostered the social conditions for the development of this alternative professional identity.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Professional Identity, Professional Associations, Social Environment, School Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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