ERIC Number: ED032875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Aims of the Missouri Community College as Expressed by Faculty and Administrators and Practices Used in the Colleges to Develop Faculty Understanding of the Aims of the College.
Schaefer, Roger A.
This study was made to determine junior college aims as (1) expressed by faculty and administration, (2) defined by administration, occupational, non-occupational, and combined faculty, (3) differing in occupational and non-occupational faculty, (4) colleges develop faculty understanding of them. Two forms were used; replies came from a specialist in each of 12 colleges, from 53 administrators, and from 557 teachers. Of the last, 288 were non-occupational, 172 occupational, and 97 combination. Of the 30 listed aims, 23 were accepted, five questioned, and two rejected by the group. The rejected were extension of home influence for two extra years and education of the mentally retarded. Acceptable aims, in rank order, included making college financially available to more people, academic guidance, identifying 4-year degree students, emphasizing teaching over research, pre-professional courses, general education in evening classes, personal guidance, placement service, short courses for special interests, technician training, moral development, meeting community needs for technicians, rousing students' vocational awareness, easing transition to college environment, providing the 14th year for all who want it, removing hindrances to transfer, worker preparation by college and industry, pre-enrollment remedial courses, leisure-time education, technical resource services to high schools. Colleges listed the use, in varying degrees, of 25 practices to develop faculty understanding of the aims. (HH)
Descriptors: Administration, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Faculty, Goal Orientation, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri