ERIC Number: ED119757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Veterans Military Service credit Survey; A Study of the Faculty.
Scott, David C.
Bakersfield College currently grants two units of elective credit to veterans for military service. In 1975 the Board of Representatives unanimously recommended that this be raised to six units of credit. This credit would be awarded on petition after completion of 12 units, for periods of service exceeding 181 days. The request was approved by the Academic Senate, but rejected in a referendum vote of the faculty. This study was conducted in fall 1975 to determine if faculty opinion was still against raising the military credit and to determine faculty opinion on each of the arguments for or against the credit extension. The questionnaire was sent to all 274 certificated faculty members; 144 (52.6 percent) responded. Results indicate that the respondents were overwhelmingly against the measure. Reaction to four of the five arguments in favor of granting the six units was basically negative. Only the argument that military service is an educational experience received more favorable than unfavorable responses. The general feeling was that automatically granting six units would lessen the value of the A.A. degree granted to veterans. Many faculty, however, would accept a plan which grants the two units and then will allow additional units for formal documented training offered in the service. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.