2008 Marlowe Froke Outstanding Publication Award
The Association for Continuing Higher Education initiated the Outstanding Publication Award in 2002. The ACHE Board voted to name the award in honor of Marlowe Froke, first editor of The Journal of Continuing Higher Education. This award recognizes the most outstanding published article in The Journal of Continuing Higher Education in a given year. It allows ACHE to honor quality research and/or information relevant to continuing higher education.
The award selection committee initially rated articles on the basis of both content and style. They then selected the article that they thought stimulated the reader to think, provided new ideas, showed innovation, and contributed to the profession.
This year marks the seventh year that the Marlowe Froke Outstanding Publication Award has been given. The 2008 award winners are Jeff E. Hoyt, Scott L. Howell, Lee J. Glines, Cary Johnson, Jonathan S. Spackman, Carrie Thompson, and Chandler Rudd. The title of their article is “Assessing Part-Time Faculty Job Satisfaction in Continuing Higher Education: Implications for the Profession.” It appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.
In selecting this article as the award recipient, the committee noted:
The winning article addresses a critically important topic as continuing higher education as well as higher education in general depend increasingly on the talents and satisfaction of a part-time faculty workforce. The authors conducted a high quality, extensive, and useful literature review on satisfaction of faculty in general and part-time faculty in particular, which alone adds to our knowledge about how to work with and support part-time faculty in our programs. The methods employed were appropriate to the research questions and addressed the research problem at a high level of sophistication. The authors draw extensively from their findings to highlight several important implications for continuing higher education practice.
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