A vital matter : adjunct faculty transitions in a computer-oriented writing program

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dc.contributor.advisor Trimmer, Joseph F. en_US
dc.contributor.author White, Jeff en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:24Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 2001 .W49 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181908
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the strategies employed by adjunct writing teachers in their attempts to reconcile changes in writing program policy with their existing pedagogies. The methods of investigation combined class observation with extensive interviews with three Ball State University adjunct faculty members to identify the means by which these writing instructors brought new pedagogical goals in their classrooms. It also sought to identify the mechanisms each teacher used to integrate computer-oriented teaching styles into his or her course planning. The purpose of this study was to identify means by which a writing program administration could better introduce change to its teachers of first year composition courses, who are largely adjunct staff.The results of this study showed that while each faculty member felt committed to using technology in his or her teaching, each confronted change differently. Studies in faculty vitality were examined to identify development strategies which could effectively address the differences in faculty change. This study recommends, based on the strategies of each participant, that writing programs seek more kairic models of development. These models would seek to foster continuous discussion of change in order that fitting incentives for development could arise in "the proper time," or kairically, for individual teachers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent viii, 175 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Rhetoric -- Computer-assisted instruction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Report writing -- Computer-assisted instruction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English teachers -- Effect of technological innovations on. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College teachers, Part-time -- Effect of technological innovations on. en_US
dc.title A vital matter : adjunct faculty transitions in a computer-oriented writing program en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1203651 en_US

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    Doctoral dissertations submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University doctoral candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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