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ERIC Number: ED031247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 8
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Attitudes of Missouri Public Junior College Faculty Toward the Objectives of the Comprehensive Junior College.
Maloney, Clark M.
As attitudes of an organization's members are important in attaining its goals, this study proposed to determine faculty attitudes to comprehensive college aims. Selected as subjects were 100 full-time instructors from Missouri public junior colleges. The investigator expected to find transfer faculty more favorable to general and transfer curricula, and technical faculty more favorable to adult, occupational, counseling, and community service programs. He sought opinions on the college's objectives in occupational, general, transfer or pre-professional, part-time or adult, community service, and counseling and guidance programs. The subjects were sent a 35-item questionnaire; 60% responded. Over 70% agreed with the overall college objectives; 52.3% disagreed with the transfer program. Points of agreement were: 68.7% of transfer faculty and 71.4% of technical faculty on occupational programs; 81.6% of transfer and 73.1% of technical faculty on general education; 83.3% of transfer and 69.9% of technical faculty on community service; 78.5% of transfer and 68.4% of technical faculty on counseling; only 39.4% of transfer and 34% of technical faculty on transfer objectives. At least 70% of all faculty agreed on all but the transfer function, an attitude worth further study. The investigator suggests that particular attention should be paid to attitudes of the more influential faculty members and that a stronger orientation program is needed, especially for those who are undecided. (HH)
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Identifiers: Missouri
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