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Charlier, Hara D.; Williams, Mitchell R. – Community College Review, 2011
Drawing on a survey of chief academic officers at 347 community colleges nationwide, this study examined the impact of institutional type (rural, suburban, urban) on reliance on and demand for adjunct faculty members. Findings indicated that rural institutions rely less on adjuncts, whereas both rural and urban institutions report high levels of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Eagan, M. Kevin, Jr. – Community College Review, 2009
Employment of part-time faculty members by community colleges has become an increasingly common approach to reducing institutional costs, which may have unintended consequences for student outcomes. This study examines the relationship between part-time faculty members and the associate's degree completion of community college students. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, Associate Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment
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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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Akroyd, Duane; Jaeger, Audrey; Jackowski, Melissa; Jones, Logan C. – Community College Review, 2004
This research explored the issues of access to the internet and use of the web for instructional purposes between full-time and part-time community college faculty. The findings that 40% of part-time faculty do not have Internet access at work would seem to indicate that part-time faculty are poorly integrated into the technology infrastructure of…
Descriptors: Internet, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty
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Vaughan, George B. – Community College Review, 1975
All Community college faculty members should automatically have 20 percent of their time assigned to community service courses. This will bring community services into the mainstream of the educational program and will assure financial coverage of community service courses. The resulting slack in the regular curriculum should be filled by…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Faculty, Community Involvement, Community Services
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Bender, Louis W.; Breuder, Robert L. – Community College Review, 1973
A survey of community colleges found that few support services were available for part-time faculty and appropriate plans for selecting, orienting, training, servicing, and supervising them had to be made. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Decentralization, Educational Development, Flexible Scheduling
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Keim, Marybelle C. – Community College Review, 1989
Presents findings from a nationwide study of community college faculty, focusing on faculty characteristics (i.e., sex, age, ethnic background), academic preparation and experience, professional associations, publications, long-range goals, class size, teaching style, self-evaluation, prior community college attendance, job satisfaction, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Full Time Faculty, Part Time Faculty
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Banachowski, Grace – Community College Review, 1996
Reviews ERIC database literature since the late 1980s regarding the pros and cons of employing part-time faculty in community colleges. Though much of the literature focuses on the negative aspects of employing part-time faculty, the author argues that they are valuable participants in higher learning, both for economic and pedagogical reasons.…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Trends
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Roueche, John E. – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a model developed to improve the integration of part-time faculty, using socialization, communication, and participation strategies to enhance identification with the institution. Discusses results from a study of community college strategies for integrating part-time faculty, indicating that few institutions had aggressive strategies.…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Winter, Paul A.; Kjorlien, Chad L. – Community College Review, 2001
Describes a study conducted in response to the aging of community college instructors and the need to replace large numbers of retiring faculty. Explains the study's recruitment simulation, which used graduate students in MBA programs in the Midwest. States that, when asked if they would prefer to teach part-time or full-time, respondents…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Aging in Academia, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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McArthur, Ronald C. – Community College Review, 1999
Describes a preliminary analysis of grades submitted over three semesters by six full-time and twelve part-time humanities faculty to determine if differences could be distinguished by faculty status, gender, age, or course time (day or evening). Part-time faculty consistently graded higher than full-time faculty, whereas grading patterns could…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Age Differences, Community Colleges, Full Time Faculty
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Cain, Michael Scott – Community College Review, 1988
Reviews the literature showing trends toward the increasing employment of part-time faculty at community colleges. Describes existing models for the integration of adjunct faculty into the college community. Suggests a model of systematic, ongoing, adult-to-adult communication for the integration of part-timers into a fully functioning humanities…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Faculty Development
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Richardson, Russell C. – Community College Review, 1992
Describes professional development activities for adjunct faculty instituted at College of the Canyons in California to improve teaching and strengthen ties between college and faculty at reasonable cost and with minimal bureaucracy. The Associate Program includes Instructional Skills and Advanced Teaching Workshops and a teaching analysis. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development
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Spinetta, Katrin I. – Community College Review, 1990
Identifies several policies affecting part-time, temporary, hourly rated, community college faculty in need of review and revision, including the "temporary" classification of part timers, the number of "temporary" faculty employed, hiring and evaluation policies, compensation, and part-time faculty involvement in the faculty…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Employment Practices
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Galbraith, Michael W.; Shedd, Perry E. – Community College Review, 1990
Identifies barriers to the improved effectiveness of adjunct faculty teaching of adult learners. Addresses three categories of skills and attributes essential for the adult educator: interpersonal skills, instructional planning skills, and teaching and learning transaction skills. Considers on-the-job training, in-service training, and graduate…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Adult Educators, Adult Students, Community Colleges
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