ERIC Number: ED138313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Humanities Instructors in Today's Two-Year Colleges.
Brawer, Florence B.
This paper presents selected findings from a nationwide study of 1,493 humanities faculty teaching in a carefully drawn sample of 156 two-year colleges. Among the findings reported in this paper were: (1) 40% of the faculty had been neither instructors nor administrators in secondary schools before coming to the two-year college; (2) 90% of the faculty held the master's degree; (3) the ratio of males to females was about two to one; (4) humanities faculty spent less time in the classroom than in previous years; (5) in terms of reference groups and role models, the instructors saw their colleagues as most useful while they saw high school teachers and college administrators as not very useful; (6) 86% of the faculty indicated they would like to take steps within the next five years for professional development, with obtaining the doctorate as the most popular mode of development; (7) given the present rate at which instructors are obtaining the doctorate, by 1980 it may be that as many as 22% of the humanities faculty will hold the doctorate; and (8) for a number of reasons, humanities faculty generally have weak ties with their disciplines. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Denver, Colorado, April 19, 1977)