Faculty development: Considering the values and needs of part-time and tenured faculty
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The needs of both tenured and part-time teachers should be considered in faculty development. An online survey, assessing identification with teaching, motivations to teach, and needs, was completed by 78 tenured and 160 part-time teachers. The results demonstrated many similarities in motivations to teach, identification with teaching, and needs. Part-time teachers, often comprising most of the workforce, expressed greater needs for instruction and connectedness to their department, including appreciation for improving their teaching methods. These results suggest areas for improvement in faculty development to address the needs of both part-time and tenured faculty to increase the quality of student learning.