ERIC Number: ED052777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Full-Time Public Community Junior College Instructors: The Kansas Profile.
A 10-page questionnaire was used to determine the characteristics of Kansas junior college personnel. The data collected were to provide a profile of the teachers and to be available in detail to anyone interested. The four categories of inquiry were: (1) biographical data on age, sex, marital status, residence, schooling, education and occupation of parents, etc.; (2) teaching experience such as kind and number of previous positions, early career pursuits, and out-of-state jobs; (3) professional qualifications, including degrees and where earned, special areas of preparation, certification, teaching assignments and the time devoted to them; and (4) community activities and membership in professional organizations. Fourteen significant findings of the survey are listed with comments. This type of descriptive research, by its nature, cannot pinpoint cause and effect and their use in long-range planning, but it can nevertheless make a great contribution when combined with other objectively derived information. After further research, administrators may eventually discover, for example, the relationship of an instructor's preparation and experience to his teaching productivity, or even how to measure the productivity of the instructor. A copy of the questionnaire, its cover letter, and a list of Kansas junior colleges are appended. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Coll. of Pittsburg. Dept. of Administration and School Service.