ERIC Number: EJ751676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Looking for Signs of Community College Arts and Sciences Faculty Professionalization in Searches: An Alternative Approach to a Vexing Question
Twombly, Susan B.
Community College Review, v32 n1 p21-39 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 K-12 teachers but less so than research university faculty. Further, the author argues that understanding what it means to be a professional in the context of a community college is more important than whether community college teaching is or should become a profession unique from its K-12 or university counterparts.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Liberal Arts, Professional Recognition, Case Studies, Personnel Selection
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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