ERIC Number: EJ879841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
In from the Margins: The Essential Role of Faculty in Transforming a Professional Studies Unit into an Academic Department
Blair, Anthony L.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v58 n1 p31-39 2010
The article addresses the effective use of full-time and part-time faculty in transforming an institutionalized marginalized professional studies unit into an academic unit with greater academic credibility, as perceived by traditional colleagues and accreditors. Recommendations are supported by a case study narrative from the experiences of the author's own institution, an early adopter of nontraditional academic programs that has made a challenging but largely successful transition from an administration-driven, academically-suspect environment to one in which full-time faculty and part-time practitioners collaborate together to provide a high quality, relevant, and credible learning experience for working adults.
Descriptors: Learning Experience, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions), Credibility, Case Studies, Adults, Departments, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Adult Students, Models, Tenure, Adult Education, Enrollment, Educational Environment, Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania