ERIC Number: ED026048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Personality Characteristics of College and University Faculty: Implications for the Community College.
Brawer, Florence B.
Viewing the community college as oriented toward teaching rather than research, the author reviewed material that could (1) assist in the selection and placement of junior college faculty and (2) help people involved in the junior college movement to better know what they, themselves, and the movement are about. The monograph consists of (1) a review of personality theory and assessment, (2) reports of teacher personality, (3) classifications of faculty members on the bases of psychological and sociological theories, (4) a typology of junior college teachers, (5) potentially useful research, (6) faculty selection, (7) teacher training, (8) innovative amenability, (9) faculty roles, and (10) teacher-student relationships. Twenty recommendations included: (1) college and community should jointly define institutional goals, (2) administrators and faculty should understand every person's uniqueness and know himself as well, (3) professors of higher education should emphasize problems of the community college, adopt an inquiring mind, and encourage doctoral candidates to evaluate both organization and self, (4) doctoral students preparing for junior college work or research on personality assessment, occupational roles, or higher education should utilize systematic designs where sets of identifiable conditions relating to learning are specified. The author concludes that, if the community college is to grow dynamically and with direction, it must know the people within it and our search must continue to help them. (RM)
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.