Date of Award
College of Education
Type of Degree
Barbara L. Nicholson, PhD, Committee Chairperson
Ronald B. Childress, EdD
William E. Chapman, EdD
The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the relationship between the presence of orientation programs for adjunct faculty at West Virginia community and technical colleges and mid-level administrators’ perceptions of adjunct faculty quality. Using data obtained through an Internet-based questionnaire administered to 91 mid-level administrators at West Virginia community and technical colleges, the study resulted in several notable findings, many of which reinforced similar findings uncovered in the review of the literature. Most researchers agree that the results of high-quality orientation programs can be a tremendous asset to adjunct faculty, leading to an adjunct group that knows what to expect, knows how to access information, and feels affiliated with their institution.
College teachers, Part-time -- West Virginia.
Community colleges -- West Virginia.
Community college teachers -- West Virginia.
Taylor, Gina M., "How Orientation Programs at West Virginia Community Colleges Affect Mid-level Administrators' Perceptions of Adjunct Faculty Quality" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1311.