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ERIC Number: EJ1139922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
A Full-Time Dilemma: Examining the Experiences of Part-Time Faculty
Kimmel, Krista M.; Fairchild, Jennifer L.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v17 n1 p52-65 2017
Part-time faculty now account for more than half of all faculty in American colleges and universities. Existing scholarship primarily has focused on the teaching effectiveness of part-time faculty. In this exploratory study, the authors employ a qualitative approach to examine the perspectives of part-time faculty members at a public, regional institution. We identify several significant themes related to the experiences of part-time faculty members, including teaching evaluation; student-centered instruction; instructors' use of technology in the classroom; and disconnection from the university. We also offer pragmatic recommendations for administrators and other faculty designed to improve the overall experience of part-time faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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