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Gonzales, Leslie D.; Terosky, Aimee LaPointe – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background: Research shows that the academic profession is largely held together by cultural rules and norms imparted through various socialization processes, all of which are viewed as sensible ways to orient rising professionals. In this paper, a critical perspective is assumed, as we utilized the concept legitimacy and legitimation to better…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe; Gonzales, Leslie D. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
Guided by the theory of figured worlds, this qualitative study focuses on 18 faculty members employed at community colleges, broad access liberal arts, comprehensives, and regional research universities, who have constructed professionally and personally meaningful careers at institutions that differ from their original aspirations and/or their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Colleges, Teaching (Occupation), Occupational Aspiration
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe; Heasley, Chris – Online Learning, 2015
In this qualitative study, we examine the experiences of seven tenure-track and non-tenure track current/future online faculty through the conceptual lenses of sense of community (McMillan & Chavis, 1986) and collegiality (Gappa, Austin, & Trice, 2007). We found: (1) participants reported that their sense of community and collegiality…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Collegiality, Communities of Practice, Qualitative Research
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe; O'Meara, KerryAnn; Campbell, Corbin M. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2014
In this multimethod, qualitative study we examined associate women professors' sense of agency in career advancement from the rank of associate to full. Defining agency as strategic perspectives or actions toward goals that matter to the professor, we explore the perceptions of what helps and/or hinders a sense of agency in career advancement. Our…
Descriptors: Career Development, Women Faculty, Qualitative Research, Academic Rank (Professional)
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
This qualitative study examines the career strategies of 17 professors at a major research university who are noted by key colleagues and former students for taking their teaching seriously. The author discusses two career strategies--applying career design principles and acting resourcefully about teaching development--that help these professors,…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Research Universities, College Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines