ERIC Number: ED407973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Internships in California Community Colleges.
Klein, Charlie; Peralez, Jose
In response to a request from the Board of Governors, the California Community Colleges' Office of the Chancellor undertook a study to determine the extent and characteristics of faculty internship programs in system colleges. In April 1995, surveys were mailed to human resource directors and chief instructional officers at all 106 community colleges in the state, with responses received from all the colleges. Study findings included the following: (1) 59 colleges in 41 districts reported at least one teaching or faculty intern in 1994-95, amounting to 239 teaching and 77 non-teaching interns; (2) interns were most frequently employed in counseling divisions, while the most common field for teaching interns was English and no interns were reported for health occupations and engineering-related technologies; (3) colleges without any interns reported budget and organizational or governance problems as the most frequent reasons; and (4) the average compensation per intern was $543 per term, while mentors received an average of $365 per intern per term. Information on the background and growth of internship programs in the state and; a report of progress made by regional internship projects in the Bay Area, Los Angeles-Orange County, Northern California, and San Diego; and six recommendations are included. The survey instrument and state regulations on faculty interns are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.