ERIC Number: ED127000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Part-time Instructor Survey.
A survey of 123 part-time instructors at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) who taught during fall 1975 or were teaching during spring 1976 was conducted in order to systematically obtain information on this segment of the instructional staff. Data presented in this report are based on the responses of 86 part-time faculty comprising 70% of the total sample. Results of the survey indicated that 56% of the respondents were male and 97% were white. The percentage of minority group instructors represents approximately four times that of the national percentage. Average age was reported as 33 years. Fifty-four percent held master's degrees while 15% had degrees beyond that level. Part-time instructors taught an average of 1.5 classes but 60% taught only one class. Fifty-three percent had taught at JCCC for less than two years. Eighty-seven percent held outside jobs, deriving very little of their income from the college. Fifty-five percent reported they would accept full-time positions, if offered to them. Although 95% were satisfied with other aspects of their employment, they were not totally pleased with their salaries; overall, 35% were either satisfied (30%), or very satisfied (5%). Part-time instructors were rarely required to participate in any meetings and 75% felt additional divisional meetings would not be beneficial. The survey instrument is appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.