ERIC Number: ED022440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Job-Seeking Strategies of Public Two-Year College Faculties in New York State.
Kelly, Melora Frances
Newly hired junior college teachers (1,446) were questioned to find out how they sought their jobs. Of the 1,075 respondents, 71 were interviewed. The search channels were liaisons, graduate schools, placement services, letter writing, advertising, or answering ads, depending on the candidates' previous experience and career goal. These means were used because of a lack of formal recruitment policies and of alignments between the junior college and other organizations. In general, they found college hiring practices cumbersome. New faculty sources were graduate schools, high schools, business/industry, and 4-year institutions. A junior college career was to some a stepping stone, to others fulfillment of a wish to teach or to lead the academic life. Recommendations of the study were (1) a precisely articulated hiring policy, (2) development of institutional contacts among colleges, universities, and other professional organizations, (3) reappraisal of placement agencies, and (4) a state data bank for junior colleges. From the data on personal background, occupational history, and job initiation gathered in the course of this study, research could be undertaken on (1) employment of part-time faculty, (2) the colleges' hiring criteria, and (3) a comparison of 2-year and 4-year institutional academic settings. (HH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employment Qualifications, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Recruitment, Job Applicants, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment, Teacher Qualifications, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Identifiers: New York