ERIC Number: ED230223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Differences in Role Expectations for Community College Faculty.
D'Amico, Frances C.
A study was conducted to investigate the relationship between the occupational and educational experiences of community college faculty and their role expectations; the relationship between faculty reference group identity and role expectations; and the differences in the faculty role expectations held by students, administrators, and faculty. A random sample of 1,202 faculty (N=470), students (N=649), and administrators (N=83) from 9 New York state public community colleges was surveyed using a Role Expectations Questionnaire, a Faculty Characteristics Questionnaire, and an Administrator Characteristics Questionnaire. Study findings, based on an overall response rate of 45%, included the following: (1) despite occupational differences, faculty members agreed on the importance of teaching and classroom activities and research, publishing, and professional activities; (2) faculty holding a doctoral degree gave more importance to research and publication than their colleagues with master's degrees or less, who tended to attach greater importance to student development activities; (3) faculty who considered the community college as their reference group tended to place more importance on teaching and classroom activities and student personal and social development than their colleagues with outside reference groups; and (4) faculty differed with both administrators and students in terms of the importance of various roles. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).