ERIC Number: ED181991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Decade One + Four: Profile of the Kansas Trustee.
Parker, Paul; Parker, Patrick W.
A study was undertaken to gather a body of comprehensive data concerning the trustees serving the 19 Kansas community college districts that are governed by local boards. A 22-item questionnaire elicited information on characteristics such as sex, age, ethnic origin, occupation, educational level, years of service as a board member, length of residence, income, and ownership of property; and on selected background characteristics, such as place of birth, population of place of birth, marital status and family size, religious affiliation, community college attendance, father's occupation, and educational attainment of parents. The survey instrument was mailed to 114 trustees and returned by 81. The survey showed that members of community college boards of trustees were men and women in their early 50's, well-educated, economically successful, and who had been long-time residents of the state and their district. Additionally, they were owners of real property in the college district and contributed to the financial support of the institutions they governed. The typical trustee had limited experience, with 60% serving for seven years or less as a trustee. A large proportion of the respondents came from a rural background and from families with a rather high educational achievement level. The survey instrument and responses to each item are presented as numbers and percentages. (Author/AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Coll. of Pittsburg.