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ERIC Number: EJ881546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Community College Dual Enrollment Faculty Orientation: A Utilization-Focused Approach
Charlier, Hara D.; Duggan, Molly H.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n1-2 p92-110 2010
The current climate of accountability demands that institutions engage in data-driven program evaluation. In order to promote quality dual enrollment (DE) programs, institutions must support the adjunct faculty teaching college courses in high schools. This study uses Patton's utilization-focused model (1997) to conduct a formative evaluation of a pilot Dual Enrollment Faculty Orientation Program (DEFOP) at a community college. Data from surveys, interviews, observations, and analysis of syllabi indicated faculty appreciated establishing relationships with the college and gained an understanding of DE expectations. While participants did not make changes to syllabi or pedagogy, they employed effective teaching strategies to deliver successful, college-level DE courses. Implications for future DE orientation programs include focusing on the cultivation of institutional relationships and establishing expectations while deemphasizing information related to specific instructional strategies. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A