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ERIC Number: ED358897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 84
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A Revalidation of Dunlap's Survey To Determine the Profile and Critical Issues of Lower Division Branch Campuses of Four-Year Institutions.
Hermanson, Dean R.
A 1989 survey of two-year branch campuses of four-year institutions collected data on administrative structure, mission, and selected characteristics of 24 campuses. In spring 1993, a study was conducted to re-validate the 1989 survey, gathering data on more campuses and updating the list of branch campuses. Forty-nine state systems of higher education were first surveyed to ascertain the number of two-year branch campuses. Twenty-eight states responded, resulting in 29 campuses not previously identified by the researcher. A revised version of the 1989 survey instrument was then mailed to 84 branch campuses, with 64 returning surveys for a response rate of 76%. Results of the study included the following: (1) 41% of campuses identified themselves as community colleges located within 100 miles of the main campus; (2) 41% of the branch campuses were governed by the main campus, while 38% were governed by a state board; (3) funding for 60% of the institutions came from direct state appropriations; (4) 40% of institutions had from 31 to 50 full-time faculty, while 36% had fewer than 30 full-time faculty; (5) the typical branch campus served between 501 and 1,500 students; (6) the typical student body was 20% vocational-technical education and 80% academic transfer; (7) typical teaching load for full-time faculty was between 12 and 14 credits; (8) only 8% of the campuses did not have an administrative council; and (9) the autonomy of branch campuses was indicated in local control of expenditures (83%), local faculty hiring (69%), and faculty tenure (97%). A list of resources; tables; and attachments featuring letters, survey instruments, and a list of colleges receiving surveys are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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