ERIC Number: ED115314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Humanities in Two-Year Colleges: A Survey of the Faculty.
Cohen, Arthur M.
This report presents the responses (in percentages) to each questionnaire item of a national survey of humanities faculty in two-year colleges. The data are preceded by a description of the procedure used for sampling humanities faculty, and a control group of department and division chairmen outside the humanities, in 156 two-year colleges. It outlines the controls used to ensure the representativeness of the sample and the pilot testing procedures used to find the best procedure for obtaining a high response rate. A total of 1,493 faculty (84 percent) responded to the 11 page questionnaire asking their opinions and attitudes on a variety of personal and professional matters. The college sample was stratified so that the 1,177 two-year institutions in America were represented proportionately according to type of control (public or private), geographic locale, emphasis (comprehensive, technological, liberal arts), organization (multi- or single-campus district), size, and age. The faculty sample included a random one-half of all full-time and part-time instructors who taught one or more humanities courses in these colleges in spring 1975. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.