ERIC Number: ED340434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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Development of a Survey of Faculty Attitudes To Determine the Need for a Faculty Development Plan in Affirmative Action at Broome Community College.
Davenport, William S.
In 1991, a study was conducted at Broome Community College in New York to determine the differences between those faculty members and administrators that supported affirmative action/equal access and those who did not. The study was undertaken to determine whether policies and procedures needed to be refined to ensure equal access and promotional opportunity for all hired. Data for the study were collected through the use of a questionnaire which was distributed to all full-time faculty and administrators. Questions on the survey were used to measure respondents' attitudes toward affirmative action, equal access, and cultural diversity. A total of 105 usable surveys were obtained from a total of 189 faculty and administrators for a 55.5% response rate. The study sought to examine differences in support for affirmative action/equal access based on administrator and faculty gender, (whether females were more supportive), service (whether those with less than 15 years of service were more supportive), and based on highest level of education (whether those with a doctorate were more supportive). The study results showed a significant relationship between the three variables and the responses to the question "Do you believe there is a difference between equal access and affirmative action?" with females, those with less than 15 years of service, and those with a doctorate being more unified in their "yes" responses than the other groups. While other correlations were found on select questions, overall study results did not support a significant relationship between gender, length of service, or highest degree earned and attitudes towards affirmative action/equal access. The survey instrument and data tables are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty Development, Faculty Integration, Personnel Selection, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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