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dc.contributor.advisorGloeckner, Gene William, 1950-
dc.contributor.advisorJacoby, Daniel, 1951-
dc.contributor.authorCashwell, Allison L. (Allison Lee)
dc.contributor.committeememberAnderson, Sharon K.
dc.contributor.committeememberMiller, Jeffrey
dc.coverage.spatialColorado
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T04:29:34Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T04:29:34Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.descriptionDepartment Head: Dale E. DeVoe.
dc.description2009 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 101-104).
dc.description.abstractHow do part-time faculty members in community colleges view their roles? Data from part-time faculty responses regarding their experiences in higher education vary. Valadez and Antony (2001) analyzed data from 6,811 part-time faculty collected from the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) 1992-1993 National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF). They concluded two-year part-time faculty members are satisfied with their roles, but they are concerned with issues regarding salary, benefits, and long-term job security. Similar findings were published by Leslie and Gappa (2002). Other researchers, however, have found dissimilar results (Townsend and Hauss, 2002, Jacoby, 2005). The paradoxical findings from these surveys suggest there are unanswered questions regarding part-time faculty job satisfaction in community colleges. Are part-time faculty members satisfied with their roles in higher education? Using survey responses from part-time faculty teaching at the thirteen community colleges comprising the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), this study identified statistically significant factors associated with job satisfaction and proposed policy recommendations for improving part-time faculty job satisfaction. A total of 405 respondents (N= 405) answered the part-time faculty satisfaction survey to varying degrees of completion, for a survey response rate of approximately 12% of the total population of part-time faculty who taught in the CCCS during the 2008 calendar year. How do part-time faculty members in community colleges view their roles? Data from part-time faculty responses regarding their experiences in higher education vary. Valadez and Antony (2001) analyzed data from 6,811 part-time faculty collected from the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) 1992-1993 National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF). They concluded two-year part-time faculty members are satisfied with their roles, but they are concerned with issues regarding salary, benefits, and long-term job security. Similar findings were published by Leslie and Gappa (2002). Other researchers, however, have found dissimilar results (Townsend and Hauss, 2002, Jacoby, 2005). The paradoxical findings from these surveys suggest there are unanswered questions regarding part-time faculty job satisfaction in community colleges. Are part-time faculty members satisfied with their roles in higher education? Using survey responses from part-time faculty teaching at the thirteen community colleges comprising the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), this study identified statistically significant factors associated with job satisfaction and proposed policy recommendations for improving part-time faculty job satisfaction. A total of 405 respondents (N= 405) answered the part-time faculty satisfaction survey to varying degrees of completion, for a survey response rate of approximately 12% of the total population of part-time faculty who taught in the CCCS during the 2008 calendar year. Satisfaction with Demands and Rewards, were found to be valid predictors of overall job satisfaction in this research. Recommendations for improving part-time faculty job satisfaction in the CCCS include increasing part-time faculty salaries, offering health insurance benefits, offering additional inexpensive benefits, establishing a seniority system, offering increased opportunities for online teaching, and offering annual teaching contracts.
dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifier2009_fall_Cashwell_EDUC.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2009100008EDUC
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/37205
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationCatalog record number (MMS ID): 991012544819703361
dc.relationLB1778.3.C6.C37 2009
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectColorado Community College System -- Faculty
dc.subjectCCCS
dc.subjectpart-time faculty
dc.subjectpart-time teachers
dc.subjectjob satisfaction
dc.subjectColorado community college system
dc.subject.lcshCollege teachers -- Job satisfaction -- Colorado
dc.subject.lcshCollege teachers, Part-time -- Colorado
dc.titleFactors affecting part-time faculty job satisfaction in the Colorado community college system
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thesis.degree.disciplineEducation
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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