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his or her absence. In a trial run of the questionnaire with
members of a college teaching faculty at one of the regional
institutions represented in this study, the question received
numerous narrative comments about faculty members' need to give
evaluative comments that might be considered insulting. One
example given was the comments made by faculty involved in
assessing students' ability to perform during internships. It
was expressed that students may need to hear unfavorable
evaluative comments in the presence of others to the benefit of
overall learning. Because of the concern about this question,
and resultant narrative comments, it was removed from the
In accordance with a letter of consent from the authors of
the original instrument, the survey has been adapted from that
used in a comparison study of psychologists as educators
(Tabachnick, et. al., 1991) to better query community college
faculty. Participants were asked to rate each of 62 behaviors
in two ways. First, participants indicated to what extent they
have engaged in the behavior in their work as teachers.
Participants could rate the behavior's occurrence in their
academic activities as not at all, not very often, sometimes,
often, all of the time. Second, participants indicated to what
extent they consider the behavior ethical.
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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/m1/51/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .