The Current Landscape and Changing Perspectives of Part-Time Faculty

The Current Landscape and Changing Perspectives of Part-Time Faculty

by Richard L. Wagoner (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780470283578
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: J-B CC Single Issue Community Colleges Series , #198
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Kevin Eagan is a doctoral student in higher education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

EDITOR'S NOTES (Richard L. Wagoner).

1. A National Picture of Part-Time Community College Faculty:Changing Trends in Demographics and EmploymentCharacteristics (Kevin Eagan)
This chapter provides a descriptive analysis of the demographic,employment, and attitudinal similarities and differences foundamong part- and full-time faculty at community colleges.

2. Multiple Judgments: Institutional Context and Part-TimeFaculty (John S. Levin)
Part-time faculty are best understood as extensions ofinstitutional identity. In the twenty-first century, the identityof community colleges makes part-time faculty central to theorganization’s goals.

3. Globalization, the New Economy, and Part-TimeFaculty (Richard L. Wagoner)
This chapter analyzes data from the 1999 National Study ofPostsecondary Faculty to suggest that community college part-timefaculty can be understood as temporary labor in the NewEconomy.

4. Adjunct Faculty and the Continuing Quest forQuality (Donald W. Green)
This chapter addresses the use of adjunct faculty in communitycolleges. It examines issues of finding, hiring, orienting,evaluating, and developing adjuncts and stresses critical areas ofensuring quality and maintaining institutional standards.

5. Part-Time Faculty in California: Successes, Challenges,and Future Issues (Robert B. Yoshioka)
This chapter highlights some issues that are being addressed,discussed, and analyzed by part-time faculty in the CaliforniaCommunity College system.

6. The Stone That Struck Goliath: The Part-Time FacultyAssociation, Washington State Community and Technical Colleges, andClass-Action Lawsuits (Eddy A. Ruiz)
This chapter explores recent legal challenges and victories broughtforth by part-time community college faculty in Washington State inan effort to attain equity and social justice.

7. A Systems Approach to Strategic Success with AdjunctFaculty (Vernon C. Smith)
Rio Salado is a nontraditional community college that is highlyintegrated in the global economy. This chapter describes the RioSalado College systems approach, which relies almost exclusively onadjunct faculty to accomplish its mission, vision, andpurposes.

8. Part-Time Faculty and Professional Development: Notes fromthe Field (Desna L. Wallin)
As community colleges become dependent on a contingent workforce,the recruitment, retention, and motivation of quality part-timefaculty become an institutional priority. This chapter presents anoverview of the practices of three exemplary colleges in providinginnovative professional development for part-time faculty.

9. Part-Time Faculty Satisfaction Across Missions andDisciplines (Richard L. Wagoner)
This chapter explores community college faculty satisfactionrelated to four specific variables.

10. Sources and Information: Community Colleges and Part-TimeFaculty (Amy Liu)
This chapter summarizes resources from the recent literature onparttime community college faculty.


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