ERIC Number: ED027902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Degree of Faculty Satisfactions in Florida Community Junior Colleges. Final Report.
Kurth, Edwin L.; Mills, Eric R.
Data were collected by a 220-item questionnaire on six aspects of the faculty member's own college and certain attributes of those most and least satisfied. Of 4289 questionnaires sent, 2756 replies were usable. Computer tabulations were made for full- and part-time faculty, full-time faculty by college, the satisfied, and the dissatisfied. Findings were (1) satisfied teachers contribute more to the junior college objectives, especially community service; (2) there are a few complacent faculty members; (3) most faculty, while content with their profession, working conditions, community, associates, and students, wish to improve both the institution and themselves; (4) opinions differ on the role of counselors and teachers; (5) salary is less important than other teaching conditions; (6) there is too little in-service or other training; (7) teachers want more say in decision making; (8) degree and special training qualifications are lower than 1962; (9) no specific background mix assures the best teacher preparation. Recommendations were (1) increased in-service or graduate training; (2) more faculty participation in governance; (3) resources to alleviate certain faculty dissatisfactions; (4) a statewide study of guidance and counseling; (5) much more statewide institutional research; (6) further work on some findings of this study; (7) statewide study of student characteristics affecting the colleges; (8) study of subclassifications of and satisfied and dissatisfied; (9) repetition of this study in five years. (HH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.