ERIC Number: ED154890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Attitudes. Research Report #3.
As part of a multi-phase, multi-method study of the House Plan concept at Cypress College in California, this report explores faculty attitudes toward various aspects of the college as well as the House Plan itself. A random sample of 100 faculty members, stratified along division lines, were sent a brief, open-ended questionnaire soliciting opinions on community colleges in general and Cypress College, the House Plan, and the college's administration in particular. Ninety-two questionnaires were returned. The majority of the sample (57) expressed extremely positive and enthusiastic feelings towards the overall community college concept; there were only 7 negative, 13 neutral, and 11 "need for improvement" responses. Half of respondents expressed positive attitudes toward Cypress College and generally felt it was a good example of a community college. Twenty-two respondents expressed negative opinions of the college. Only 20 faculty members viewed the House Plan favorably, while 46 members expressed dissatisfaction, 10 ambiguous feelings, and 10 neutrality towards the concept. Half of the respondents expressed negative attitudes toward the college administration, although not the same half that disliked the House Plan; 26 viewed the administration favorably. In addition, specific positive and negative House Plan aspects were reported by faculty. (Author/TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cypress Coll., CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 026 985, 134 255, and JC 780 304, 306-309