ERIC Number: ED083917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
An Interview of Faculty Members and Their Involvement with the Honors Division.
Wolosin, Myrna A.
Any program or division which does not have its own faculty must relay on the faculties of the schools and departments to provide quality education for its students. The Honors Division is in this category. Having no faculty of its own, the Honors Division must find methods of gaining support from the faculty and must encourage them to add a commitment to the Honors Division in terms of teaching, advising, etc., to their already heavy work loads. The purpose of this survey was to find out just how the Honors Division is perceived by faculty members, how the present honors program is evaluated, the extent of faculty involvement with the Honors Division, and how the faculty believe the Honors Division ought to be changing in the future. Fifty-one faculty members constituted the sample. The most startling data to emerge from the survey was the lack of knowledge and information about the honors program. The faculty varied greatly in their degree of commitment and willingness to support the honors program. More faculty members would be willing to teach for the Honors Division if other teaching loads were reduced and if there were greater rewards for teaching. The faculty believed that the Honors Division should be more innovative. The appendix contains the interview schedule. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.
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