ERIC Number: ED336140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Faculty Renewal through Scholarship.
Bowyer, Karen A.
In 1991, a study was conducted to determine what community college presidents have done to promote and reward faculty scholarship. The 117 presidents surveyed were asked to respond to questions concerning faculty activities that demonstrate their involvement in scholarly activities; whether and in what ways the presidents encouraged, recognized, and/or rewarded faculty for scholarly activities; and whether the college's faculty evaluation system included review of faculty scholarship. Survey findings, based on responses from 58 presidents, included the following: (1) an array of faculty scholarly activities were mentioned, including Phoenix College (Arizona) faculty's development of a computer interactive video project in biology and a computer-assisted instruction program integrating English and library classes; Burlington Community College (New Jersey) faculty's establishment of liaison relationships with high school faculty; and the development of a consumer protection book by a Clackamas Community College (Oregon) faculty member; (2) 55 of the presidents reported that they encouraged, recognized, and/or rewarded faculty for scholarly activities, using such incentives as outstanding instructor awards given locally and in the Mississippi State Legislature on Higher Education Day, and the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation's annual presentation of $1,000 awards to three faculty for outstanding teaching and scholarship; and (3) 35 of the presidents indicated that their faculty evaluation system incorporates review of faculty scholarship, including Piedmont Community College's (Virginia) point system for rewarding various scholarly activities. Further examples are provided. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dyersburg State Community Coll., TN.