ERIC Number: ED374877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Certification Study Committee.
Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.
Prepared in response to a legislative recommendation that the certification of community college faculty by the State Board of Community Colleges be discontinued, this report provides results from constituent surveys, recommendations, and background materials. First, background information is provided on the review, indicating that there are presently six types of teacher certificates authorized by the Board and that the study team determined that there were three alternatives for assuring teaching faculty qualifications: retain teacher certification with or without legislative modifications, replace certification with statewide minimum standards administered by the districts, or replace the certification process with local standards developed and administered at the district level. Reports are then provided on surveys of 38 state community college directors, administrators and faculty at all Arizona community colleges, and 110 recently certified teachers, indicating that state-level certification of community college teachers is not common nationwide, responses from Arizona practitioners were mixed regarding program continuation or discontinuation, and that recently certified teachers generally favored the continuance of statewide certification of faculty. Finally, fiscal effects are listed for the three scenarios considered by the study team. Appendixes provide survey instruments and detailed responses from the surveys of nationwide certification practices, Arizona community college personnel, and certified individuals and state rules for community college certification. (KP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board of Education Policy, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Economic Impact, Educational Practices, National Norms, National Surveys, Program Termination, State Programs, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona