ERIC Number: ED442516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
WCC Faculty Survey, 1998-1999.
Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY.
In fall and winter 1998, a survey was sent to the 162 full-time faculty at Westchester Community College (New York). The survey, which was designed and processed by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California in Los Angeles, was also conducted on full-time faculty at public two-year colleges throughout the country during the same period. Eighty faculty members returned the survey in usable form giving a response rate of 49.4%. Results of the survey for the WCC faculty and nationwide are reported under nine headings: (1) background characteristics, (2) professional plans and accomplishments, (3) allocation of time, (4) reasons important in pursuing an academic career, (5) teaching practices and goals for student, (6) opinions about WCC, (7) opinions about academe in general, (8) job satisfaction, and (9) stress factors on the job. The most noteworthy aspect of this HERI faculty survey is the marked differences in responses between the sexes on many of the questions. These differences may be partially attributable to age, since a disproportionate number of female faculty are under fifty. Substantial differences exist in outlook, teaching methods, and attitudes about WCC and academe in general between the male and female faculty teaching at WCC. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY.