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ERIC Number: ED072729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 15
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Is College Teaching So Bad That Most Professors Ought To Be Sued for Malpractice?
Haehn, James O.
This document presents the results of one item that was included on two surveys of the California State Colleges professors that were designed to elicit attitudes concerning occupational satisfaction. The item in question stated that college teaching is so bad that most professors ought to be sued for malpractice. In answer to the item, 7% of the respondents to the 1968 survey stated that they strongly agreed that most college teaching was bad. Another 40% moderately agreed, 6% indicated they had no opinion on the item, 23% moderately disagreed, and 25% strongly disagreed. In the 1970 survey, 8% of the respondents stated strong agreement with the negative judgments of college teaching; 33% indicated moderate agreement; 35% moderate disagreement; and 24% strong disagreement. It was evident upon examination of the data that faculty under forty are more likely to be unhappy with the present state of college teaching than faculty fifty or older, but rank and field of the professors seem to reveal no basis for comparison. (HS)
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Note: Presented at the Annual Conference of the California Educational Research Association (50th, San Diego, November, 1971)