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ERIC Number: EJ1032626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Divided Identity: Part-Time Faculty in Public Colleges and Universities
Levin, John S.; Montero Hernandez, Virginia
Review of Higher Education, v37 n4 p531-557 Sum 2014
This article addresses the identity claims of part-time faculty at three types of higher education institutions. Using culture theory and professional identity theory, the article documents that part-time faculty members across institutions have a divided sense of identity. On the one hand, they perceive themselves as professionals based on their position in the classroom and their commitment to teaching. On the other hand, part-timers reflected the ambiguity of their professional status in the social and cultural context of their departments and institutions. The dynamics of either positive or negative self-perceptions as professionals were based on their personal stories, career stage, and career goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California