ERIC Number: ED291422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Study Designed To Identify Organized Faculty Development Programs for Part-Time Faculty in Technical-Community Colleges.
Craig, Ford M.
In 1987, a study was conducted to identify organizational patterns facilitating faculty development programs for part-time instructors in technical-community colleges. The study involved a review of literature and a mailed survey to 80 public technical-community colleges in Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. A questionnaire was mailed to the presidents of the colleges, requesting information on written objectives, administrative responsibility for the program, levels of annual funding, basic program components, time frames, levels of participation, motivational mechanisms, and general assessments of effectiveness. Study findings, based on a 68.75% response rate, included the following: (1) the dean of instruction or dean of academic affairs was commonly charged with administrative responsibility for the program; (2) the most popular program components were a handbook or manual of some type, meetings between part-time and full-time faculty, assignment of part-timers to a mentor, and careful evaluation of adjunct faculty by administrators; (3) only four respondents indicated having written program objectives; (4) 50.9% of the respondents indicated that at least half of their part-time faculty attended development sessions; and (5) 5 respondents indicated that there was a monetary incentive for participation, 15 said attendance was required, and 23 indicated that part-timers had to be self-motivated to attend. The survey instrument and a 13-item bibliography are appended. (UCM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Requirements for the Specialist Degree in Educational Administration, Kearney State College.