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ERIC Number: ED408896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-17
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Taking Ownership of Change: Role of the Professoriate for the 21st Century.
Felter, Paul
This study addressed the issue of the changing role of the professoriate at institutions of higher learning. Three survey instruments were developed to measure major issues and trends--for undergraduate education students, for graduate education students, and for College of Education faculty at the University of Idaho--to determine if the issues identified by each of the three groups paralleled those derived from the literature. Only the undergraduate questionnaire, which was returned by 45 of the 60 students surveyed, is considered in this paper. Responses were organized into several categories: teaching responsibilities, advisement responsibilities, other roles, change trends, major strengths, and major areas for improvement. The study found that the issues of concern to this undergraduate group did not appear to parallel those articulated in the literature. While the issues covered in the literature are mostly those of governance and tenure, the concerns voiced by the undergraduates involved mainly issues such as the role of the professoriate and the student-professor relationship. Neither the literature nor the undergraduate survey respondents ranked technology as an important issue. The three survey instruments are appended. (CH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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