Exploring community college faculty perceptions of student outcomes: Findings of a pilot study

Kenneth D. Royal, Jennifer A. Eli, Kelly D. Bradley

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This study explored the paradigmatic differences in perceptions of community college faculty employed at select Virginia and West Virginia community colleges collected via a web-based survey. The study is framed within the faculty self-classification along the "hard" and "social/behavior" science paradigm continuum. Given the paradigmatic continuum, faculty perceptions' of student outcomes were examined. Faculty respondents consistently reported the importance of intellectual growth; however, differences in relative importance of outcomes tied to emotional, cultural, and social growth exist. The potential implications of these perceptions on student experiences and outcomes are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-540
Number of pages18
JournalCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


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  • Education

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