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ERIC Number: EJ1212277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
"The Rules Change": Exploring Faculty Experiences and Work Expectations within a Drifting Community College Context
Martinez, Edna
Community College Review, v47 n2 p111-135 Apr 2019
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of faculty working within baccalaureate degree--granting community colleges. Method: Data sources included 16 semi-structured interviews, numerous publicly available organizational documents, and participant observations. Results: Analysis revealed three distinct, yet interconnected themes. In light of the institutionalization of baccalaureate degrees, faculty experienced shifting and intensifying work expectations related to service, research, and research-related activities. These shifts exacerbated existing tensions, which in turn led faculty to live with uncertainty in terms of tenure and promotion, the direction of the college, and whether or not they could thrive in a highly contradictory environment. Contributions: This study adds to the literature concerning the community college baccalaureate--a topic of heightened interest. It is essential that we gain a better understanding of the implications of this trend for faculty, which in turn carry implications for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California