ERIC Number: ED243393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Extending Classroom Office and Self: Developing an Instrument to Measure Attitudes toward Faculty Involvement in Renewal Activities.
Johnson, Sylvia T.; DeFreece, Michele T.
The development of an instrument to measure faculty attitudes toward renewal activities is discussed, along with results of applying the instrument with a small sample. Attention was focused on attitudes toward faculty and their development through contact outside the office. The instrument was administered to 15 faculty in the School of Education in a traditionally black university. In the tryout sample, virtually none selected the activities describing informal or accidental contacts or pattern of movement on campus as being typical of their style. However, from 50 to 67 percent indicated that interaction with students and faculty at scheduled events off campus was a usual pattern. Eighty percent agreed that faculty should improve their skills in making informal contact with students, staff, and other faculty. They indicated that such meetings might provide an opportunity to show interest and concern, and that work outside the office assisted them in their total personal development. The average number of hours spent weekly by the sample in informal contact with students and faculty (outside the office) was 3.5 hours. The relationship between responses and faculty rank, tenure, status, gender, and age is also briefly examined. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Baltimore, MD, April 1984).