ERIC Number: ED069273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Two-Year College Faculty Attitudes: Innovation Readiness (A Parallel-Perceptions Inquiry).
The extent to which faculties at public and private two-year college are in a state of readiness for professional innovation is explored. A case study of faculty attitudes toward innovation for the faculties of Harcum Junior College and Harrisburg Area Community College was evaluated. A set of 12 items were developed which included 5 areas of concern to two-year college educators. Individuals were asked to respond to each item by checking among the following the one of five responses which best represented their opinions: 1 = strongly agree; 2 = mildly agree; 3 = neutral; 4 = mildly disagree; 5 = strongly disagree. For the first 10 items in the questionnaire, responses could be viewed as a continuum ranging from "Acceptance of innovation" to "Orientation to traditionalism". The last two questionnaire items provided information about faculty feelings toward their backgrounds for and college support for instructional research. Results of answers include: (1) The highest vote for traditionalism was offered by Harcum in connection with student dress; the lowest, also recorded by Harcum was in connection with student dissent; for in this latter category Harcum opted for the highest "innovation" vote. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.
Note: Institutional Research Report 72-38