ERIC Number: ED464686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Adjunct Faculty QUEST Survey: Fall 2001.
Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
This report presents the highlights from the 2001 QUEST (Quality Education for Students and Teachers) Survey for Adjunct Faculty, administered in November 2001 at Howard Community College (HCC) (Maryland). The survey listed 64 service areas to be rated on a 5-point scale ranging from poor (1) to excellent (5), or to indicate if they were unfamiliar with a service area. Out of the 340 adjunct faculty members teaching in fall 2001, 104 responded to the survey, for a response rate of 31%. Results included: (1) respondents were positive in their ratings of college service units, giving them an overall rating of 3.86; (2) there were 14 units with which three-quarters or more of the respondents were unfamiliar; (3) most respondents (64%) to the survey had taught at HCC for 5 years or less; (4) satisfaction with salary was the lowest-rated item on the survey (2.4) and the item on which there was the greatest discrepancy between full-time and adjunct faculty members; (5) two-thirds of the respondents did not have a full-time job outside the college; (6) 88% of respondents were on campus for 4 or more hours a week; and (7) the ratings on exactly half of the college service units fell between 3.5 and 4.0. (Contains 15 tables detailing faculty responses.) (EMH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Planning and Evaluation.