ERIC Number: ED126976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Liberal Arts/Drama Instructors in Two-Year Colleges.
Brawer, Florence B.
In 1975, the Center for the Study of Community Colleges conducted a national survey of humanities faculty in two-year colleges. This paper summarizes the characteristics of 110 liberal arts/drama instructors included in the total sample of 1,493 full- and part-time faculty. Findings of the survey include: (1) 73% of the 110 taught liberal arts, 28% taught speech, and 8% taught literature; (2) 31% had been students in community/junior colleges; (3) 71% were males; (4) 40% fell between the ages of 31-40 years; (5) more than any other discipline, liberal arts/drama instructors held graduate degrees in various fields; (6) 82% were full-time faculty, while 26% were employed in jobs in addition to their faculty position; (7) 2% claimed to be working toward the master's degree and 29% claimed to be working toward the doctorate; (8) liberal arts/drama instructors ranked self-knowledge/personal identity as the most important quality a student should gain from a two-year college education. Information concerning attitudes toward students and the humanities, professional development, reference group identification, and job satisfaction are also reported. For the full survey report, see ED 121 358. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.