ERIC Number: ED067036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
General Report on the Program Priorities Survey of Maryland Public Higher Educators.
Maryland State Teachers Association, Baltimore. Higher Education Council.
This document presents the results of a survey that was conducted by the Higher Education Council of the Maryland State Teachers Association to determine the professional priorities of the institutions within the State and the priorities of their faculty. The sample surveyed includes faculty in all rank and administrators at the state colleges, community colleges and the University of Maryland. Several significant results of the survey are: (1) Only 38% of the respondents belonged to a national association, which indicates that there is far less membership involvement in professional associations than had previously been assumed. (2) The prime area of interest in priority ranking is the need for professional negotiations services followed by climate of learning and student personnel programs as well as curriculum and course improvement programs. There was very low interest shown in programs dealing with the organization and administration of higher education and in research services. (3) The key issues in professional negotiations are: tenure policies and procedures, promotion policies, student/faculty ratio policies, faculty participation in college governance, availability of fringe benefits, and faculty participation in curriculum development. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland State Teachers Association, Baltimore. Higher Education Council.