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ERIC Number: ED036759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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Faculty Commitment to Selected Aspects of Continuing Education.
Porter, Lee
Using a stratified random sample of 300 Syracuse University instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors, this study examined the belief that university faculty members view continuing education with disfavor, and analyzed some differences in faculty attitudes. Subjects were sent a 35 item questionnaire to which they responded on a continuum from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." The 35 statements were then categorized by attitudes toward administration, students, instruction, purposes, and programs. Responses were mainly favorable; "purposes" ranked highest, followed by programs, students, instruction, and administration. Variances included the following: (1) women were more favorably disposed than men, instructors more so than professors, those involved in research more than those not involved, faculty in noncredit programs more than those in strictly credit programs, and faculty members in professional schools more than liberal arts faculty; (2) faculty with no teaching experience reacted more favorably than faculty with various levels of experience. (author/ly)
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Identifiers: Syracuse University NY
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 27-28, 1970