ERIC Number: ED331543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Institutional Ethical Practices and Faculty Professional Self-Esteem: Survey Report.
O'Hara, Leonard F.
In November 1990, 25 community colleges participated in a study of variables known to have a significant influence on the professional self-esteem of faculty and which in turn should affect the quality of the teaching and learning environment. Questionnaires were distributed to all full-time faculty members (N=2,162) and chief executive officers (N=25) of the colleges to determine perceptions of the administration's commitment to faculty self-esteem; the influence of faculty on issues that enhance self-esteem, on the college's budget, and on institutional planning; information exchange; honesty, consistency, and sensitivity in dealings with faculty; faculty control over classroom-related matters; and professional development opportunities. Study findings, based on a 60% response rate from faculty and an 80% return from the presidents, included the following: (1) as a group, the presidents gave higher ratings to all items than did the faculty; (2) faculty did not tend to feel that they had power in determining the campus budget; and (3) faculty tended to agree that they had control over classroom-related matters and that the institution supported opportunities for faculty professional growth and renewal. The survey instrument is attached. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.; Daytona Beach Community Coll., FL.
Authoring Institution: Paducah Community Coll., KY.