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Jackson, Dimitra Lynette; Stebleton, Michael J.; Laanan, Frankie Santos – Community College Review, 2013
A study was undertaken to determine how teaching in learning communities (i.e., courses that are linked or intentionally integrated in terms of learning objectives and shared assignments) affects the perspectives and work of community college faculty members. Interviews with 14 faculty members who taught in learning communities at a Midwestern…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Empathy
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan – Community College Review, 2011
Foreign-born faculty members in community colleges can serve as a valuable resource to their institutions' growing internationalization efforts. This study uses the data from the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to examine the characteristics, job satisfaction, and workplace perceptions of the foreign-born group of the professoriate at…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Individual Characteristics
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Kim, Dongbin; Twombly, Susan; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa – Community College Review, 2008
In light of growing speculation that the autonomy of community college faculty members is eroding, this study draws on the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to explore the institutional and personal variables that predict faculty satisfaction with authority to make decisions about content and methods in instructional activities. Results…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Professional Autonomy, Job Satisfaction
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Murray, Joh P.; Cunningham, Sean – Community College Review, 2004
To determine what attracts faculty to rural community colleges, a qualitative study, based on the theory of met expectations, was conducted. The faculty who expressed satisfaction were those who were comfortable living and working in a rural community, enjoyed the challenge of teaching students who varied considerably in their readiness for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Community Colleges, Rural Schools
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Dowling, Noreen G.; Roland, Helen – Community College Review, 1982
Examines planning considerations for community colleges and faculty related to fiscal constraints, the changing student population, vocational versus general education, and collective bargaining. Describes a study of 198 community college faculty members' career satisfaction and familiarity with and use of professional development options. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Planning, Community Colleges, Job Satisfaction
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Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B. – Community College Review, 1977
A study of two-year college humanities instructors surveyed demographic data, attitudes and preferences, reference group identification, and measures of job satisfaction and personal functioning. (JG)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Humanities Instruction
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Cohen, Arthur M.; Friedlander, Jack – Community College Review, 1980
Summarizes the findings of research studies of faculty perceptions of themselves, their role, and their working conditions, focusing on instructors' desire for more time, more interaction with their colleagues, better professional development opportunities, improved support services, better students, and improved media and materials. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Wood, Olin R. – Community College Review, 1976
A search of the literature, and a study of various motivational factors involved in job performance led to the development of an instrument which administrators can use to evaluate job satisfaction at their schools. A list of 19 references and the developed survey instrument are appended. (NHM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, Questionnaires
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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I. – Community College Review, 1998
Investigates job satisfaction and the propensity of division chairpersons at community colleges to leave their institutions. Indicates that most of the 279 respondents reported high levels of job satisfaction, and that role conflict and dissatisfaction with policies, administration, and salary were the key factors affecting a division chair's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Department Heads, Faculty Development, Job Satisfaction
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Townsend, Barbara K.; LaPaglia, Nancy – Community College Review, 2000
Presents findings from a study of community college faculty attitudes about their status. Respondents with prior full-time faculty experience at a four-year institution were more likely to agree than those without such experience that four-year faculty consider two-year faculty to be on the margins of higher education. Neither group considered…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Community Colleges, Job Satisfaction
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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I.; Summar, Cliff. – Community College Review, 2000
Describes the findings of a national survey measuring the propensity of community college chief academic officers (CAOs) to leave their current position, the levels of satisfaction they feel with their jobs, and their perceptions of role conflict and ambiguity. Finds that although community college CAOs do experience some role conflict, they are…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Higgins, C. Steven; And Others – Community College Review, 1994
Describes a study attempting to profile community college faculty who were identified by the chief academic officers at their colleges as being committed to the missions of their institutions. Faculty members were asked about their career satisfaction, feelings toward 25 aspects of 2-year college teaching, reasons for teaching at the 2-year…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Recruitment, Institutional Mission
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Cloud, Robert C. – Community College Review, 1991
Examines job stress among public college and university administrators in terms of causes (e.g., excessive demands, insufficient resources, faculty hostility, and trustee divisions) and consequences (e.g., shortening terms of office and difficulty recruiting faculty to administrative positions). Advocates stress management training for…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrators, Career Ladders, College Administration
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Finley, Charles E. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of the relationship between the presence of collective bargaining and job satisfaction of two-year college faculty. One-fourth of the full-time faculty at 20 unionized and nonunionized colleges were surveyed using the Job Satisfaction Inventory. Satisfaction levels were higher among nonunionized faculty on seven of eight…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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Milosheff, Ellen – Community College Review, 1990
Presents results from a survey of 703 full-time college faculty from 35 2-year colleges, regarding their backgrounds, interests, professional activities, and perceptions. Finds job satisfaction related to influence at the college, perceptions of students, adverse institutional finances, colleges' intellectual quality, and perception of department…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Faculty College Relationship
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