ERIC Number: ED126978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Literature 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 literature instructors, the largest subgroup in the total sample of 1,493 full- and part-time faculty. Findings of the survey include: (1) slightly fewer (21%) than the total humanities population (25%) had been students in two-year colleges; (2) 56% were males as compared to 67% of the total sample; (3) 94% reported themselves to be white/Caucasian; (4) 89% held their highest degree in literature; (5) literature instructors felt that in five years' time they would find their present positions most desirable, ranking second a position in a four-year college or university; (6) literature instructors had spent more time as faculty members in two-year colleges than the total group; and (7) 23% had served as department/division chairpersons. Findings concerning attitudes toward students and the humanities, reference group identification, job satisfaction, and preference for further preparation are also reported. Literature instructors represented the largest percentage of the sampled population and in most cases their responses were consistent with the total. 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.