Edited by John Ishiyama, William J. Miller and Eszter Simon
Chapter 22: Teaching at the community college: faculty role, responsibilities and pedagogical techniques
Teaching jobs at community colleges currently constitute approximately 40 percent of all academic jobs available in the U.S.A. (Jenkins 2011). Further, as many community colleges experience turnover as faculty hired at the peak of community college openings in the 1960s and 1970s retire, and as more students choose to begin their college education at community colleges, two-year schools will continue to provide a significant number of the jobs available to political scientists for the foreseeable future. However, the community college environment is a distinctly different environment from that found at four-year schools—private or public—and requires a different approach to applying for the job, teaching, collegiality, service and even professional development. This chapter will address each of these elements in greater detail with the goal of giving the reader an overview of life as a faculty member at a community college.
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