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ERIC Number: ED097923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 10
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Professional Preparation and Experience of Instructors in Community Junior Colleges and Technical Institutions.
Day, C. William
To determine the professional preparation and experience of instructors hired by community junior colleges and technical institutions during the 1972 to 1974 academic years, questionnaires were sent to 100 junior colleges and technical institutions representing all 50 states. A total of 83 colleges and institutions from 43 states responded, of which, 76 replies were usable. The data were compiled into three enrollment categories: schools with less than 2,000 students, with 2,001 to 5,000 students, and with enrollments over 5,000. The data were also compiled into one general total category. Responses were cross-tabulated to determine the percentage of full-time instructors who had received degrees and the percentage of the instructors' past employment positions. The results of the data analysis were: (1) the average number of full-time instructors increased as the institutions' sizes increased; (2) there were, on the average, a higher proportion of resignations in the smaller schools; (3) the larger schools doubled and tripled the number of full-time instructors hired at the smaller schools; (4) only 17 percent of all full-time instructors at these schools had had any course work relating to the community junior college, and only 1.8 percent had had any type of internship or field work in a community college prior to being hired; (5) most of the states surveyed do not require credentials to teach in a community junior college; and (6) a large percentage of full-time instructors came from business and industry. (DB)
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