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ERIC Number: ED112991
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Backgrounds and Characteristics of New Full-Time Community College Faculty Members.
Brown, James L.
This paper reports the results of an 11 item questionnaire designed to ascertain the personal characteristics and backgrounds of newly-hired faculty in the 19 state North Central region. Useable responses were obtained from 406 full-time community college faculty who were hired for the 1973-74 school year. Ninety-six percent were white, 57 percent were male, and the vast majority (76 percent) were under 40 years of age. More than half were teaching in allied-health, vocational-technical, or business-data processing areas. Seven percent held earned doctorates, while another 53 percent had completed work on a master's degree; the remaining 40 percent had less formal education, including 34 individuals who did not have a bachelor's degree. Prior contact with community colleges was limited, although 42 percent held community college teaching certificates. Nearly half of the respondents indicated that they learned of the position through the grapevine, and many others were contacted directly by the college; formal placement offices and programs were rarely cited as having played a role in obtaining the positions. Most individuals felt that previous work experience was the most influential factor in securing their job. A copy of the questionnaire is attached. (LO)
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