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This case study describes some of the elements of the social construction of community by faculty involved with an innovative residential and academic subgroup at a small private university in the northeast US. Examples from the case study demonstrate that the social construction of faculty community can be accomplished through both routine and marked activities and events; that it is possible to build a resilient sense of community deliberately and overtly, inadvertently, and subtly, and that it is possible to respond to potential vulnerabilities in ways that build a resilient sense of community.


Publisher: The Department of Education at the University Of South Carolina Aiken

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Essays in Education

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Calderwood, P. E. (2007). Faculty community under construction: A Case Study. Essays in Education, 21, 120-138.

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