ERIC Number: ED251005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Faculty in Black Colleges and Universities. A Survey of Selected Social Science Disciplines, 1977-1978.
Newby, James E.
Faculty in five social science disciplines in four-year predominantly black colleges and universities were surveyed. Members of the sample of 1,168 faculty from 82 primarily southern institutions had advanced degrees in one of the following disciplines: economics, education, political science, psychology, or sociology. Attention was directed to their personal goals in undergraduate education, their perception of their institutions' objectives, their professional activities, ethnic background, and other demographic information. Findings include the following: most of the respondents were black; there were considerably more male than female respondents; most of the respondents were full-time faculty who held doctorates; the principal activity for most of the respondents was teaching; slightly more than half of all the respondents had published at least one article; respondents indicated that instilling the ability to think clearly was their most important personal teaching goal; respondents perceived preparing students for employment after college as the most important institutional goal, while research was perceived as the least important institutional goal. Appendices include: a list of institutions represented by faculty respondents; the study questionnaire; and results of 14 surveys of predominantly black institutions. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Faculty, Education Courses, Educational Background, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Social Sciences, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
University Press of America, Inc., P.O. Box 19101, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Howard Univ., Washington, DC.
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