ERIC Number: ED022448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Faculty-Student Relations and the Student Personnel Program of the Public Junior College.
Wellner, William Charles
To explore how student personnel workers can promote effective teacher-student relationships, this study attempts to (1) define an effective relationship, (2) find how to measure its status, (3) define factors that influence it (especially those the personnel worker can control), (4) determine how to judge the presence of these factors, and (5) compare their presence with (and influence on) the status of faculty-student relations. After completing these five steps, the personnel worker could alter the student program and assess the influence of the alterations. Analysis of student replies to a 144-item questionnaire yielded three favorably significant influences: (1) faculty-student rapport, (2) faculty acquaintance with students, and (3) student-centered teaching. A related questionnaire on college student body, faculty, and student personnel programs showed that the above influences were most likely to prevail in a small to moderate-sized college of recent origin with a high proportion of full-time students and a young full-time faculty. The author feels that the personnel worker could encourage this climate by involving the teachers more fully in personnel functions, and suggests several ways of doing so. (HH)
Descriptors: Guidance Personnel, Personnel, Questionnaires, Student Personnel Services, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Influence, Teachers, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.