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Gibson, John R.; Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2009
This study examined how Texas community college artist-educators balance artistic productivity with their teaching responsibilities. The 98 survey respondents represented 76.6% of a stratified random sample of the full-time instructors in visual arts departments within the 50 Texas public community college districts. Access to studio space and…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Community Colleges, Artists, College Faculty
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Keim, Marybelle C.; Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2008
The impending retirements of many community college leaders creates a need to better understand who the chief academic officers (CAOs) are and the paths they followed to become CAOs. Nonetheless, researchers have paid relatively little attention to this important leadership position. To address this gap in the literature, the authors undertook a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Deans, Educational Background, Trend Analysis
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Anderson, Philip; Murray, John P.; Olivarez, Arturo, Jr. – Community College Review, 2002
This study examined the managerial roles of the community college Chief Academic Officer (CAO). Findings indicated that (1) CAOs placed the most importance on the roles of leader, liaison, and disseminator; (2) managers with more years of experience tended to emphasize the liaison role most; and (3) CAOs over 40 placed the most importance on…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Community Colleges
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Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2002
Presents the results of a study of community college faculty development activities. Reports that the colleges examined relied on traditional approaches to faculty development and made minimal efforts at evaluation. Urges colleges to develop more focused faculty development programs that are proven to improve learning and teaching. (Contains 35…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 1999
Focuses on improving the interview process as a critical step in hiring new faculty who will prove to be effective in the community college environment. Necessary considerations for preplanning, establishing an interview protocol, and developing interview questions are defined based upon a review of the literature. Contains 46 references. (TGO)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Employment Interviews, Faculty College Relationship
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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I. – Community College Review, 1998
Investigates job satisfaction and the propensity of division chairpersons at community colleges to leave their institutions. Indicates that most of the 279 respondents reported high levels of job satisfaction, and that role conflict and dissatisfaction with policies, administration, and salary were the key factors affecting a division chair's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Department Heads, Faculty Development, Job Satisfaction
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Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 1999
Defines the activities that distinguish successful faculty development programs and describes a survey completed in 1998 by faculty development officers at 130 randomly selected community colleges. The author profiles those responsible for faculty development, summarizes the extent that each development activity is used, and articulates the need…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Institutional Role, Professional Training
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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I.; Summar, Cliff. – Community College Review, 2000
Describes the findings of a national survey measuring the propensity of community college chief academic officers (CAOs) to leave their current position, the levels of satisfaction they feel with their jobs, and their perceptions of role conflict and ambiguity. Finds that although community college CAOs do experience some role conflict, they are…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 1994
Discusses the uses of teaching portfolios, collections of documents, and reflections designed to assist both administrators and teachers to determine the scope and quality of teacher performance; and reviews pros and cons in their use. Suggests methods for developing portfolios and briefly describes successful portfolio projects. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Informal Assessment