ERIC Number: ED428796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Community College Faculty Attitudes and Trends, 1997.
Huber, Mary Taylor
This report highlights the status and working conditions of faculty in American community colleges, and compares their responses to survey questions with those of faculty at research universities, doctoral universities, masters colleges and universities, and baccalaureate colleges. The report is organized around defining themes of academic life. Chapter 1 offers an introduction. Chapter 2 provides a profile of the 5,151 respondents, including their demographic characteristics, education, current employment situation, and past careers. The next two chapters focus on teaching and learning, examining faculty views of students, satisfaction in teaching, and the goals of community college education. Chapters 5 and 6 evaluate faculty roles and rewards in a teaching institution, and Chapters 7 and 8 discuss working conditions, governance, and community on campus. Chapter 9 reviews the role of higher education in society, and Chapter 10 reflects on access and standards, the status of part-time faculty, and the scope of faculty scholarship. Appendix A contains technical notes, and Appendix B presents the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Contains 145 data tables. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford, CA.