Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
John R. Thelin
Full-time community college faculty moonlight to a much greater extent than does the general workforce. The number of faculty who work second jobs outside of their full-time teaching contract can be projected to exceed 40 percent with a strong possibility that more than half have employment outside of their primary faculty jobs. Chief community college administrators do not believe--or are not willing to admit--that their full-time faculty are so engaged in outside employment.;When faced with years of the same teaching assignments, heavy teaching and advising workloads but limited opportunities and resources for professional growth and renewal, veteran community college faculty become weary and unchallenged. They turn outside of their institutions to revitalize their career plateaus. When institutions fail to recognize or know how faculty respond when they feel "stuck" in their jobs, they jeopardize their greatest resource. Once "lost" to outside employment ventures, faculty become institutionally disengaged.
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