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ERIC Number: EJ913554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
Now Hiring: The Faculty of the Future
Green, Donald W.; Ciez-Volz, Kathleen
New Directions for Community Colleges, n152 p81-92 Win 2010
Community colleges across the United States are experiencing an extraordinarily high demand for new instructors. Hiring exemplary instructors is at once an educational and an economic imperative, for the typical community college spends over $3 million on the career of one faculty member. Institutions must make sound, long-term decisions by selecting candidates who honor the community college's past while heralding its future. Community colleges must therefore ensure that newly hired faculty members are both "a good fit" and a "valuable long-term investment" for the institution. Who are the community college teachers of the future? What qualities must they possess? How can academic administrators attract and retain them? How will community college hiring practices ensure that new faculty members are able to appreciate the culture of the past while at the same time embrace the vision of the future? By exploring the answers to these questions, stakeholders will gain insights into hiring the community college faculty of the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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