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ERIC Number: ED328113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Focus on Faculty Service.
Hawthorne, Elizabeth M.; Ninke, Diane
A 1988-89 national survey examined faculty community service by asking 142 faculty members specializing in higher education, community college education, or adult education two questions: what kinds of service the faculty members provide to two-year colleges and why they engage in these activities. Service was defined as anything a university/program/center does for the good of the community rather than for the benefit of the institution/program. Among results were the following: 65% of respondents have on-going relationships with community colleges in areas such as curriculum development projects and organizational change activities; 44% of respondents indicated they have been involved in developing professional education programs for community and technical colleges; 76% reported they have informal contacts with two-year colleges; and only 28% reported that faculty members are rewarded for service activities. Service was provided mainly in professional development opportunities for community college administrators and faculty members. The considerable informal contact did not necessarily translate into substantial service. Survey responses suggested, however, that service can and does benefit both the service providers and recipients. Includes 25 references. (LPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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