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Higher Education Administration

2019

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The Lived Experiences Of Clinical Adjunct Dental Hygiene Faculty, Susan Lori Vogell Apr 2019

The Lived Experiences Of Clinical Adjunct Dental Hygiene Faculty, Susan Lori Vogell

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Clinical education is an integral part of a dental hygiene student’s education. Clinical adjunct dental hygiene faculty primarily teach in the clinical setting. Clinical adjunct dental hygiene faculty are often hired for their clinical expertise and may lack teaching experience. The transition from clinical practice to academia raises concern about the adequacy of support and preparation clinical adjunct faculty receive as they begin their new role as educators. The purpose of this interpretative phenomenological analysis was to explore clinical adjunct dental hygiene faculty members’ experiences of preparedness as they transitioned from clinical expert to novice educator. Six clinical adjunct ...