ERIC Number: ED430652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
JCCC Survey of Adjunct Faculty, 1997.
This survey, distributed to adjunct faculty at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in December 1997, attempts to: (1) determine the relative importance to adjunct faculty of salary and certain benefits; (2) identify the optimum times for staff development; and (3) develop a profile of JCCC's adjunct faculty. A total of 159 completed responses were analyzed. This report presents information on adjunct faculty satisfaction, JCCC employment, health and life insurance, retirement, child care needs, teaching load and experience, longevity, employment, faculty characteristics, staff development training, and personal profiles. Major findings indicate that: (1) adjunct faculty are generally satisfied with their positions (92% were very or somewhat happy); (2) over 90% of adjunct faculty rank salary first or second in importance among five aspects of employment, with two-thirds of adjuncts very or somewhat satisfied with their compensation, 85% interested in certification leading to increased compensation, and nearly half indicating they would like to teach full-time at JCCC; (3) over 40% are not satisfied with campus computers and workspace; (4) about half of adjuncts are interested in JCCC-provided life insurance and would like more retirement plan options through the college; (5) two-thirds of adjuncts surveyed currently teach only at JCCC, while two-thirds also hold another salaried job in addition to teaching; and (6) adjunct faculty attendance at staff development training is not widespread. Tabled survey results and the questionnaire are appended. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.