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Jonathan W. Carrier; Mark A. Perkins; W. Reed Scull – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2024
The existing research on community college faculty attrition has focused on such internal institutional factors as faculty work life and morale. Few studies have examined factors outside of an institution's control that may influence faculty attrition and no studies to date have examined such factors in a sample of rural-serving community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Mobility, Rural Areas
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Eduardo Vásquez – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2024
The mission of community colleges is to create affordable pathways for students to enter the workforce or transfer into 4-year universities. However, community colleges have not been successful in efforts to assist Students of Color in completing an associate degree or transferring. Therefore, efforts have been made to increase the number of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, Rural Schools
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Jon McNaughtan – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2024
Higher education is going through a significant period of change following the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased technological capacity and desire for online modalities are both a great opportunity and a potentially challenging burden. Although they serve the most marginalized students, community colleges are often vastly under-resourced, leaving…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Christine M. Cain – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2024
In the following systematic review, the author examines how rural community college leaders address the unique challenges and strengths of working in a rural environment as they strive to retain, support, develop, compensate, and invest in their employees. Factors such as geographic isolation, small population sizes, and close-knit social networks…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Rural Schools, Rural Environment, Human Resources
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Robert Mitchell; Nicholas Fuselier; Patty Witkowsky – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2024
A significant amount of recent research and media coverage has focused on the challenges related to K-12 teacher shortages, particularly in rural regions of the United States. Far less research, however, has been conducted on the challenges faced by rural community colleges related to recruiting and retaining both academic and professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Rural Schools, Leadership, Leaders
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Ty C. McNamee; Austin D. Van Horn – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2024
Hundreds of community colleges exist in rural contexts across the United States, yet we know little about the work and career development of the thousands of faculty employed at such institutions. Through a review of current literature, this article demonstrates how faculty at rural community colleges encounter specific factors in their…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Weidner, C. Ken, II – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the visibility of economic inequality and the inadequacy of current minimum wage laws in the United States. Changes in the minimum wage, a living wage, or just employment practices may be compelled by law or voluntarily enacted by employers. A literature search failed to yield a concise and practical tool to…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Policy Formation, Human Resources, Higher Education
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Hunter, Seth B. – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
Teacher performance scores inform education leaders' management of teacher human resources. However, prior research has implied that different interpretations of performance criteria between teachers and their evaluators suppress teacher development. Although research has examined teacher perceptions of performance scores and compared teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Interrater Reliability
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Guthery, Sarah; Richards, Meredith P. – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
We use data from Texas spanning 2007-2017 to explore the frequency of teacher sanctions for illegal and unethical behavior and their disproportionality by teacher characteristics. Analyses reveal that the overall incidence of teacher sanctioning is low, with teachers most frequently sanctioned for sexually related offenses. Consistent with…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Ethics, Teacher Characteristics, Disproportionate Representation
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Rodriguez, Luis A.; Gegenheimer, Karin; Springer, Matthew G. – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
The utility of teacher evaluation depends on meaningful teacher engagement with evaluation processes. However, critics of traditional tenure policies suggest that tenure nullifies teacher engagement with practices to improve performance. This study investigates whether tenured teachers exhibit perceptions that reflect disengagement with evaluation…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Attitudes, School Districts
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Comb, Meagan; Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan; Jin, Zeyu; Theobald, Roddy – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
States are responsible for evaluating teacher preparation programs (TPPs) through program reviews. We use data from Massachusetts to describe the first analysis of program review ratings and their relationship to in-service outcomes for TPP graduates. When comparisons are made across all schools and districts in the state, a TPP's review scores…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation, State Action
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Frasier, Amanda Slaten – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
The purpose of this study is to determine if teachers perceive evaluation as providing the motivation and feedback to change classroom practices in a context where teacher evaluation carries varied stakes for tenured versus untenured teachers. This mixed methods case study of four high schools in a single district in North Carolina uses survey and…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Response
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Sherif, Victoria; Chapman, Kathryn; Rous, Beth – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
The success of preschool programs is largely dependent upon a high-quality teaching workforce. Preschool educators are critical in supporting a child's socio-emotional development, motivation, school readiness, achievement, and overall learning. While expected to be professionally prepared similarly to their colleagues from elementary and…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teacher Persistence, Compensation (Remuneration), Public Schools
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Doane, Jenna – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
Language is a form of human capital. Human capital refers to skills an individual needs to succeed within the labor market. Originating from The Bilingual Education Act of 1968 (Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1968), one of many purposes of dual language programs (DLPs) was to provide equal access to classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Equal Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Native Speakers
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Bleiberg, Joshua F.; Lyon, Melissa Arnold; Schueler, Beth E. – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
State takeovers of school districts typically involve dramatic changes to the workforce in the targeted school system and are often undertaken for the express purpose of improving a school system's finances. However, little is known about how takeover affects education spending, particularly the distribution of funds across schools within…
Descriptors: State School District Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), School District Spending
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