Ethics of Teaching: Beliefs and Behaviors of Community College Faculty Page: 44
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The questionnaire used was adapted for community college
faculty from a similar instrument used by Tabachnick et al.
(1991) to examine the beliefs and behaviors of psychologists as
university teachers. Part one asked respondents to report how
frequently they had practiced sixty-two behaviors in their
duties as faculty on a five-point scale with 1 as never, 2 as
not very often, 3 as sometimes, 4 as often and 5 as always.
Part two asked respondents to evaluate how ethical they believed
the same behaviors to be using a five-point scale with 1 as
never, 2 as not in most cases, 3 as sometimes, 4 as in most
cases, and 5 as completely. The demographics section queried
gender, race, age, years of teaching in community college(s),
faculty rank, and tenure status.
The questionnaire used by Tabachnick et al. (1991)
contained sixty-three questions relating to eight distinct areas
relating to teaching: 1) course content 2) evaluation of
students 3) education environment 4) conduct related to fitness
for duty 5) research and publication issues 6) financial and
material transactions 7) social relationships with students and
8) sexual relationships with students and coworkers. The only
question omitted was about insulting or ridiculing a student in
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Scales, Renay Ford. Ethics of Teaching: Beliefs and Behaviors of Community College Faculty, dissertation, August 2002; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3212/m1/50/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .