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ERIC Number: ED017240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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FACULTY QUALITY--A CHALLENGE TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
VAIRO, PHILIP D.
IN 1962-63, A SURVEY COMPARED THE QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS OF NORTH CAROLINA JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHERS WITH THOSE OF TEACHERS IN FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE CLASSES IN 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS. OF THE 1,119 TEACHERS IN 24 SCHOOLS, WHO RECEIVED QUESTIONNAIRES, 861 (76.9) REPLIED. JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHERS HELD FEWER ADVANCED DEGREES AND HAD LESS TOTAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE, WHILE TEACHERS AT THE 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS (1) INCLUDED MORE CANDIDATES FOR ADVANCED DEGREES, (2) HAD MORE TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT THEIR CURRENT LEVEL, (3) HAD SUPERIOR PREPARATION IN THEIR SUBJECT FIELD, (4) PUBLISHED MORE THAN THE 2-YEAR COLLEGE TEACHERS, (5) BELONGED TO MORE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND HONORARY SOCIETIES, (6) SCORED HIGHER ON AN INDEX DERIVED FROM ADVANCED DEGREES, HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS, AND (7) HAD SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER SALARIES. THE COMPARISON INDICATED THAT BETTER SALARIES, SABBATICAL LEAVE, ENCOURAGEMENT OF ADVANCED STUDY, AND A LIGHTER TEACHING LOAD WOULD ATTRACT BETTER QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS TO THE JUNIOR COLLEGE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "THE JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION," VOLUME 36, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1965. (HH)
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Identifiers: NORTH CAROLINA