Tools and Resources
Past initiative — Conducted September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2014

Tools and Resources for Strengthening the Role of Part-Time Faculty in Community Colleges

As part of its special initiative—Keys to Student Success: Strengthening the Role of Part-Time Faculty in Community Colleges—the Center has created online resources and tools for college leaders to use as they work to strengthen the role of part-time faculty in their own institutions, thanks to generous funding from MetLife Foundation.

Campus Discussion Guide
Conducting Focus Groups
Focus Group Video Clips
Notes From the Literature
Methodology
Additional Resources


Campus Discussion Guide

In the Campus Discussion Guide, the Center provides information to support campus discussions about strengthening the role of part-time faculty. Data that accurately depict faculty experiences at the college should be the starting point for campus conversations. The guide connects questions about faculty engagement survey data, data from focus groups, and data from other sources.

PTF Campus Discussion Guide


Conducting Focus Groups

Included in the focus group toolkit are materials for organizing focus groups and sample focus group discussion guides for faculty. In addition, sample quantitative response sheets are provided to gather basic demographic information as well as information to complement the findings from the discussion.

For additional information about how to plan and conduct focus groups, please contact the Initiative on Student Success.



Focus Group Video Clips

Introduction PT FT Difference Advice 2

More video clips from focus group interviews with part-time faculty are on the Center's YouTube Channel.


Notes From the Literature

These key findings were collected through a literature review focused on part-time faculty in higher education.



Methodology

The methodology supplement provides additional results and technical details about the analyses used for the special report, Contingent Commitments: Bringing Part-Time Faculty Into Focus.


Additional Resources

The resources listed below provide additional support for college conversations regarding strengthening the role of part-time faculty.

 

Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Research and Service Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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