ERIC Number: ED245724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Trends in the Humanities in Two-Year Colleges: Final Report.
Brawer, Florence B.
The result of a 2-year research project conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, this report summarizes trends in humanities education in the two-year colleges in the United States as revealed through national surveys of full- and part-time humanities instructors, campus facilitators, and community service directors. The first sections of the report describe study methodology and procedures for data analysis. Next, study findings are presented in the areas of: (1) trends in faculty demographics over the years 1975, 1977, and 1983, focusing on age, years at present institution, and racial/ethnic background; (2) trends in humanities offerings during the same years; (3) a comparison of humanities enrollments for the years 1977 and 1983; (4) developments in interdisciplinary studies; (5) student recruitment efforts; (6) support for humanities faculty and programs; (7) support for the development of instructional materials; (8) community service offerings in the humanities; (9) comparisons of the professional activities of humanities faculty in 1975 and 1984; (10) faculty satisfaction levels; (11) course improvement efforts; (12) class activities; (13) comparison of humanities and liberal arts faculty; (14) educational preferences of instructors; and (15) professional, special, and extracurricular activities of faculty. The report concludes with a discussion of the uses of study data. Appendices include survey instruments and responses; letters to participants; and reports prepared during the course of the project. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.