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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This qualitative study examines how 50 professors employed at open access, broad access, or regionally based institutions view their students and the ways in which these views influence their teaching practices. Analysis found that participants fell into one of two categories: (a) those following a nuanced understanding of the prestige model,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, College Students
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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