ERIC Number: ED143398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Number of Graduate Semester Hours, Years of Teaching Experience and Student Evaluation of Overall Rating of Instructors for a Selected Sample of Junior College Faculty.
Rabalais, Michael J.
This study questions the practice of establishing community college faculty salaries on the basis of graduate hours accrued, number of years of teaching experience, and student evaluation of teaching effectiveness. The level of graduate credit of 109 full-time faculty members of Hinds Junior College (Mississippi) in fall, l976, was compared with student evaluations of teacher effectiveness. Teachers holding only the master's degree received the highest (4.47) rating on a one to five scale, while those holding a master's and graduate hours up to 24 were rated at 4.28, and those with more hours were also rated at 4.28. Years of teaching experience were also compared with student ratings, with teachers having four to seven years receiving a high rating of 4.42, followed by 4.33 for those with zero to three years experience and 4.26 for those with eight or more years. When ratings were subjected to an analysis of variance, however, no significant differences were found between or within faculty groupings, raising the question of the validity of using these criteria for establishing salary scale policies. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southeast Region AERA Special Interest Group in Community College Research, New Orleans, July 19-20, 1977