Community College Enterprise
The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover the motivational factors influencing part-time faculty employment within the community college from the perspective of the part-time faculty. The study examined these reported motivational factors for differences influenced by age, gender, and employment status. A survey was distributed to a random sample of part-time faculty members at a large metropolitan community college in the Southeastern United States. Participants were asked to respond to categorical demographic questions and survey questions to determine workplace satisfaction. Three open-ended questions were presented to obtain in-depth information about the motivational factors leading adjunct faculty to seek employment at the community college. Findings reveal that motivation is a result of interest in working within a discipline, working with students, and achieving personal satisfaction.
Original Publication Citation
Pons, P. E., Burnett, D. D., Williams, M. R., & Paredes, T. M. (2017). Why do they do it? A case study of factors influencing part-time faculty to seek employment at a community college. Community College Enterprise, 23(1), 43-59.
Pons, Philip E.; Burnett, Dana; Williams, Mitchell R.; and Paredes, Tisha M., "Why Do They Do It? A Case Study of Factors Influencing Part-Time Faculty to Seek Employment at a Community College" (2017). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 35.