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Wickersham, Kelly; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In numerous calls for reform to community college math instruction, contextualization has been identified as an effective approach to teaching and learning. Yet, little is known about how faculty contend with math contextualization and how they make decisions about its adoption. This study explored how community college faculty teaching…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Context Effect
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Ngo, Federick; Velasquez, David; Melguizo, Tatiana – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: Community colleges across the country are making dramatic shifts away from traditional reliance on placement testing for developmental education and toward using high school measures to assess college-readiness. Yet the views of faculty dealing with these changes, including their perspectives on the quality and usefulness of high school…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Placement, Educational Change
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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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Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Riccio, Elaine – Community College Review, 1980
Examines a study of patterns of faculty involvement in decision-making altered by the advent of collective bargaining. Characterizes the colleges involved in the study, and identifies the changes perceived by administrators and faculty union leaders with regard to faculty involvement in decision making in personnel, academic, and administrative…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Faculty