Perceptions of Full-Time Faculty Members within a Community College regarding Conditions That Impact Levels of Engagement
Author(s)Foley, Edward Matthew
faculty member engagement
Community College Education Administration
Community College Leadership
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
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AbstractCommunity Colleges fulfill a vital role in society and in higher education, while constraints are expanding. Understanding and increasing the engagement of full-time faculty members could be critical to community colleges in meeting their challenges and advancing their mission. This quantitative study, with focus group follow-up, was conducted within the largest and oldest community college in Ohio. First, findings established an existing level of full-time faculty member engagement and perceptions. Next, the study examined variations of perceptions relative to engagement based on tenure status, academic discipline, length of service, and campus location. Lastly, the study examined the relationship between community college and faculty union satisfaction and faculty engagement. Findings and focus-group feedback were used to answer research questions.