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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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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.; 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.; 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