ERIC Number: ED154891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Faculty Association. Research Report #4.
As part of a multi-phase, multi-method study of the House Plan at Cypress College in California, this study investigated faculty association patterns, assuming that faculty greatly impact campus life, and the general campus milieu. In April 1976, a random sample of 100 full-time faculty, stratified along division lines, were sent survey instruments eliciting information on (1) number of friends, within and outside of respective college divisions and outside of the college, whom faculty members saw regularly, and (2) for a one week sample period, the amount of faculty/administration contact (both formal and informal), where faculty ate lunch, and the numbers of meetings attended and campus activities participated in. Seventy-one questionnaires were returned. Findings indicated faculty tended to have more friends within their own divisions than from other divisions. Whether this segregation was directly attributable to the House Plan was not determined. Business Education faculty in particular had more friends within their division and fewer outside which might indicate high internal cohesiveness. Faculty interacted with fewer administrators than with other faculty members. About 75% attended one to three meetings weekly, and 60% reported participating in no other campus activities, including extra-curricular activities of Houses to which they belonged. (TR)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Departments, Extracurricular Activities, Friendship, House Plan, Institutional Research, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Relationship, Questionnaires, Social Relations, Staff Meetings, Surveys, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Participation, Two Year Colleges
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 780 304-305, 307-309. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document