Strangers in Their Own Land: Part-time Faculty in American Community Colleges
Community College Press, 1995 - Education - 196 pages
Drawing from a national survey of community colleges, this book documents trends in the employment and integration of part-time faculty in American community colleges. Chapter 1, "Focusing on the Problems: Part-Time Faculty in American Community Colleges," describes the economic, technological, and demographic imperatives generating the increased employment of part-timers. Chapter 2, "Taking a Wide-Angle Picture: Surveying How American Community Colleges Use Part-Time Faculty," describes the methodology and major findings of the survey. Chapter 3, "Taking the Critical First Steps: Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring," reviews survey and literature review findings regarding the identification and employment of part-time faculty. Chapter 4, "Orientation: Welcome to the Community," reviews survey and literature review findings concerning activities that help part-time faculty become familiar with the college and its students. Chapter 5, "Faculty Development and Integration: Doing the Right Things for the Right Reasons," reviews what is known about the goals and objectives of successful faculty development activities. Chapter 6, "Inspecting the Expectations: Conducting Faculty Evaluation," reviews the essential objectives, components, and measures of effectiveness of faculty evaluations plans that promote growth and development for all faculty. Chapter 7, "Creating the Mosaic for a Common Cause: Putting the Pieces Together," briefly reviews the issues developed throughout the book, surrounding the employment and integration of part-time faculty in American community colleges. Contains the survey instrument and a 14-page bibliography. (KP)
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