ERIC Number: ED454904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Johnson County Community College Adjunct Faculty Survey.
Weglarz, Shirley G.
This document presents findings from a study of adjunct faculty at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Focus groups and input from an adjunct faculty advisory committee were used to develop a survey instrument that was mailed to the homes of 552 adjunct faculty members who taught at the college between fall semester 1999 and summer 2000. A total of 305 surveys were returned (response rate of 55%) and used in the analysis. The study found that a large majority of the adjunct faculty were satisfied with their teaching positions at the college, although there were aspects of their employment status that were troublesome, including salary levels, benefits, and their status as "permanent employees." It was quite important to adjunct faculty to have input on days and times taught as well as how many hours they taught. Additionally, a lack of secured workspace and access to e-mail at home were issues of importance to adjunct faculty. Fifty percent of the adjunct faculty in the survey were either waiting for full-time employment at the college or actively searching for employment elsewhere. Includes 26 figures, tables of survey results, and the survey instrument. (LD)
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.