ERIC Number: ED249567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-2
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Part-Time Faculty in Forensics.
Gaskill, Rex; Rausch, Emile-Marie Ripple
A survey was conducted to examine the use of part-time forensic coaches. Ninety-nine four-year and 47 two-year colleges responded to the questionnaire. Of these, 45 four-year and 10 two-year programs indicated the use of part time coaches. A previous study had indicated that half of all part-time faculty were those who held full-time jobs in addition to their teaching positions. In contrast, the present survey indicated that a majority of part-time forensic coaches were graduate students. The previous study also cited intrinsic considerations (i.e., those having to do with personal renewal, sense of fulfillment) ahead of professional considerations (i.e., contribution to students, staying abreast of field) as the most often chosen motivational categories, whereas the present study ranked professional considerations first. Most part-time coaches indicated that they were reasonably satisfied with the support services available to them, but were not satisfied with their office space or fringe benefits. Only a few respondents indicated that the quality of their teaching was evaluated by students. (The complete survey results are appended.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Forensic Coaches
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).