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Wolf-Wendel, Lisa; Ward, Kelly; Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 2007
This article explores the dynamics of how female faculty members at 2-year colleges balance the demands of their faculty jobs with motherhood. Results suggest that the community college appears to be a place that offers women the opportunity to balance their interests in teaching at the postsecondary level with the demands of having a family. This…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, Community Colleges, College Faculty
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Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 2004
To explore professionalization of community college faculty, this study uses data from case studies of searches for full-time arts and sciences community college faculty. The author concludes that there is little evidence of a unique profession and that on a continuum of professionalization community college faculty are more professionalized than…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Liberal Arts, Professional Recognition
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Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 1987
Describes a study of the career paths of 155 community college presidents to determine influences on the rate at which the first presidency is attained. Investigates differences in terms of age and education between presidents who began their careers as faculty members and those who began as administrators. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Age, Career Ladders
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Reyes, Pedro; Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 1987
Reports on a study to determine and analyze the most predominant mode of governance in community colleges as perceived by college presidents, deans, chairpersons, and faculty. Includes a literature review, a discussion of the use of the "transformational model" as the study's theoretical framework, and suggestions for further research. (CBC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Bureaucracy, College Administration
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Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 1986
Discusses a study of the labor market, occupational mobility, and job ladders of top-level two-year college administrators. Finds the mobility of administrators (particularly presidents, chief academic officers, and chief student affairs officers) largely within postsecondary institutions and more specifically within two-year colleges. Discusses…
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Ladders, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns
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Morphew, Christopher C.; Twombly, Susan B.; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa E. – Community College Review, 2001
Discusses transfer agreements between two urban community colleges and Smith College (Massachusetts), an elite private women's college. Reveals that these agreements are succeeding because of: (1) the potential for benefits for all campuses involved; (2) the use of a formal written agreement and the involvement of faculty; and (3) the personal…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Institutional Cooperation