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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. – 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
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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