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ERIC Number: ED101759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 43
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A Study of the Relationship of Dogmatism and Academic Preparation of Faculty to Administrative Structure Preference at the Faculty Administrative Interface.
Burger, Vernon K.
Cuyahoga Community College--Eastern Campus is attempting to devise an organizational structure which facilitates an open, creative environment, and to select faculty who have attitudes consonant with openness and experimentalism. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were relationships between (1) dogmatism of faculty and their preference for interdisciplinary cluster or discipline division organization, (2) academic preparation and preference for clusters or divisions, and (3) dogmatism and academic preparation. Twenty-five full-time faculty completed two questionnaires: the Rokeach Dogmatism Scale and a questionnaire listing administrative tasks to determine cluster or division preference. Academic background and preparation data were also solicited. No significant relationship was found to exist between dogmatism of faculty, semester hours in education courses, semester hours beyond the Master's, community college teaching experience, secondary school teaching experience, or four-year school teaching experience and faculty preference for clusters or divisions. Dogmatism and educational or teaching background were also found to have no relationship. Significant relationships were found in two areas: (1) Academic disciplines and preference for clusters or divisions; and (2) Dogmatism and hours beyond Master's Degree. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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