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ERIC Number: ED416728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Do Part-Time Faculty Fully Understand the Values of an Institution? If Not, What Can Be Done about It?
Jonas, Peter M.; Weimer, Don
This study compared full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) faculty at Cardinal Stritch College (CSC) in Wisconsin with one other and against national norms in regard to goals and attitudes toward their institution. A total of 173 FT and PT faculty from CSC participated in a national survey of 33,986 FT and PT faculty conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California Los Angeles. Similarities and differences with national norms in regard to professional, teaching, and personal goals are reported and discussed. The CSC survey found that a smaller percentage of PT faculty (86.6 Percent) were aware of the values of the institution according to the mission statement than were FT faculty (100 percent). A significantly higher number of FT faculty (80.8 percent) indicated that they incorporated these values in work outside of classroom to a larger extent than PT faculty (51 percent). CSC addressed the concerns raised by these figures by revising its faculty hiring and mentoring process and by updating its peer teaching consultant program and orientation for all adjunct faculty. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A