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ERIC Number: ED012177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 99
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Reference Count: 0
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JUNIOR COLLEGE FACULTY--ISSUES AND PROBLEMS, A PRELIMINARY NATIONAL APPRAISAL.
GARRISON, ROGER H.
DURING A 9-MONTH PERIOD, 20 COLLEGES OF VARIED SIZE, ORGANIZATIONAL BASES AND LOCATIONS WERE VISITED AND THE ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF 650-700 INSTRUCTORS WERE OBTAINED THROUGH INFORMAL INTERVIEWS. A PATTERN OF GENERAL RESPONSES DEVELOPING FROM THESE OBSERVATIONS RELATES TO FACULTY SELF-IMAGE, ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, AND JOB SATISFACTION. MORE SPECIFIC AREAS OF CONCERN INCLUDE TIME-RELATED PRESSURES, THE NEED FOR INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FLEXIBILITY, AN IMPROVEMENT IN BOTH VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL COMMUNICATION LINKAGE WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO PROFESSIONAL NEEDS, INCREASED ATTENTION TO DEVELOPING A PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE ROLE TO PROMOTE REQUISITE SUPPORT, AND IMPROVEMENT OF PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE TEACHING. THE JUNIOR COLLEGE SETTING IS STUDENT-CENTERED RATHER THAN SUBJECT-CENTERED AND REQUIRES FRESH, INNOVATIVE THINKING AS WELL AS QUALITY IN TEACHING. A NATIONAL FACULTY ORGANIZATION IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES AND TO IMPLEMENT PLANNING TO MEET THE EXPRESSED NEEDS, ESPECIALLY THOSE RELATING TO IMPROVED COMMUNICATION WITHIN SUBJECT FIELDS, AMONG ADMINISTRATORS, AND BETWEEN THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF JUNIOR COLLEGES, 1315 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036, FOR $2.00. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA