ERIC Number: ED100463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Educational Needs of College Faculty in Selected Two Year Colleges in New York State.
A study was conducted at eight two-year colleges in Western and Central New York to investigate methods by which the State University College at Buffalo might be of assistance to the two-year colleges, by designing inservice courses, or if needed, preservice programs for faculty members of those institutions. Six hundred fifty-six faculty members, representing a response rate of 51 percent, and ninety-three administrators responded to instruments which surveyed biographical data, faculty's perception of their own educational needs, processes utilized by administrators when hiring faculty, and administrators' perceptions of their faculties' educational needs. The study presents the data collected and compares administrator perceptions of faculty to faculty responses. General results include the finding that two-year college faculty desire to further their own professional education, but that future courses should be relevant to contemporary needs and that course offerings should be more available and accessible than they presently are. The survey instruments, a Faculty Questionnaire and an Administrator Questionnaire, are appended, as well as responses to open-ended questions requiring narrative response. An index of subject fields in which course offerings were desired is also included. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, Educational Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Staff Development, Surveys, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Selection, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. Educational Research and Development Complex.
Note: Appendices B1, C1-C9, D1, E, and F, consisting of computer printouts, have not been included in this version of the document