ERIC Number: ED126977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Religious Studies 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 30 religious studies instructors included in the total sample of 1,493 full- and part-time faculty. Findings of the survey include: (1) 77% of the religious studies instructors were males; (2) 51% were 41 years of age or older at the time of the survey; (3) 100% reported that they were white/Caucasian; (4) 47% had spent no time as either instructors or administrators in secondary schools; (5) 27% reported that they neither subscribed to nor read journals within their discipline while 77% indicated they neither subscribed to nor read professional education journals; (6) 10% claimed to be working toward the master's degree while 23% claimed to be working toward the doctorate; (7) 67% rated what they were presently doing as very attractive, with their second situational choice being a faculty position at a four-year college or university; and (8) religious studies instructors rated self-knowledge/personal identity and knowledge of and interest in community and world affairs as the most important qualities a student should gain from a two-year college education. 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.