Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) has been studied in K-12 faculty in the U.S. and around the world using survey methodology. Very few studies of TPACK in post-secondary faculty have been conducted and no peer-reviewed studies in U.S. post-secondary faculty have been published to date. The present study is the first reliability and validity of data from a TPACK survey to be conducted with a large sample of U.S. post-secondary faculty. The professorate of 2-year public college faculty in Texas will help their institutions meet the goals of the state’s higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX. In order to do reach the 60x30TX goals, Texas community college faculty will need to implement learner-centered strategies as well as more technology in their courses. At present, there is no simple, easy, and effective way for faculty or their institutions to assess the faculty’s readiness to fulfill these goals. A sequential EFA-CFA process is used to test the Community College TPACK Survey for Meaningful Learning (CC-TSML) for reliability, validity, and model fit. The results indicate that the CC-TSML may be a useful initial tool to help Texas community colleges and their faculty determine where to spend their professional development efforts. Comparisons to other studies indicate that the data from Texas 2-year public college faculty in this sample fit well between PK-16 and university faculty in other cultural contexts.

Date of publication

Spring 4-27-2018

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Committee members

Kim Nimon, Jerry Gilley, Judy Sun, Gary Miller


Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development