The Professional Identity of Adjunct Faculty: Exploratory Study at a Private University in the UAE

dc.contributor.author Masri, Taghreed Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-03T14:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-03T14:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in English Language Teaching (2018), available online at: http://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v11n10p16 en_US
dc.description.abstract Professional identity has recently made its way as a concept that has become a central theme in teachers’ professionalism. However, adjunct faculty professional identity and development have not been given enough interest in literature despite their increasing contribution in higher education. The purpose of this study was to assess adjuncts’ perceptions of their identity. It also aimed to examine what institutional professional development they receive and the effect of its presence or absence on their professional identity. Four semi-structured interviews were conducted with four adjunct faculty in the Department of Writing Studies at a university in the UAE. Results showed that adjunct faculty have dilemma making sense of their professional selves due to being perceived differently by their students, colleagues, administrators and themselves. Results also showed that adjuncts are vulnerable, insecure, and embarrassed to declare their identity to their students. In addition, findings revealed that they do not get institutional professional development opportunities that they need and that ignoring their professional development threatens the quality of teaching and the reputation of the institution they work in. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Masri, T. I. (2018). The Professional Identity of Adjunct Faculty: Exploratory Study at a Private University in the UAE. English Language Teaching, 11(10), 6-29. https://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v11n10p16 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1916-4742
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v11n10p16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/324
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education en_US
dc.relation Author Affiliation : Taghreed Ibrahim Masri, Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, Canadian University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries English Language Teaching;Volume 11, Issue 10
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
dc.rights.holder Copyright : The Author(s)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject professional identity en_US
dc.subject marginalization en_US
dc.subject equity en_US
dc.subject self-esteem en_US
dc.subject adjunct en_US
dc.subject access en_US
dc.title The Professional Identity of Adjunct Faculty: Exploratory Study at a Private University in the UAE en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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