The impact of a community college interdisciplinary faculty teaching and learning community on faculty professional development Public Deposited

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  • My study explores the impact of participation in a faculty teaching and learning community (TLC) on the professional development of community college faculty. I address the problem that, in spite of the growth of faculty development activity in the community college during the past decade, how faculty development occurs is not well understood. Previous research generally measures the success of individual faculty development strategies without providing much insight into how development occurs. Critical change forces that are currently impacting community college teaching require effective professional development. These critical forces are: changes in the nation's population demographics, economy, and the nature of work; the technological revolution; systems thinking; and developments in our understanding of how people learn in diverse ways. My research methodology was a descriptive, interpretive case study, focused on understanding how faculty viewed their experiences while participating in a TLC planning team during the 18-month study. I conducted multiple interviews with the 11 planning team members, supported with site visits and field notes; collected documents; conducted five triangulation interviews at different sites; and participated in peer briefings with a researcher who was concurrently studying a different faculty teaching and learning community model. The TLC faculty planning team members tell the story of the evolution of their teaching and learning community in four conversations that I created from the interviews. The essence of how faculty professional development occurs through the TLC can be described as a web of inclusion. This web incorporates the personal and professional development connections which the faculty make through the learner-centered environment of their TLC. Their TLC includes, supports, and promotes all kinds of personal and professional development, including kinds described as traditional by the TLC planning team. Key factors in the planning team's perceptions of how professional development occurs are (a) that they experience any specific professional development approach within the context of personal and social interactions, and (b) that they put their leadership efforts into creating a campus climate and conditions which have the capacity to increase the possibilities for professional development to occur.
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