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A total of 147 (19%)questionnaires were returned. Of 147,
133 contained usable data. Demographic characteristics of the
participants are summarized in Table #1. [See Appendix A, page
80] . The majority of respondents are female (53%), Caucasian
(87%) and forty years of age or older (78%). The highest degree
held of participants is a doctorate, with the majority of
respondents having completed the highest degree at the master's
Years of Teaching
The distribution of years of teaching among the respondents
is spread across one to more than twenty years. Approximately
one third (33.6) of the participants have been teaching eleven
to twenty years, with over one forth (26.3) teaching in
community colleges for over twenty years. 38% have taught
between one and ten years. Overall, respondents' teaching
experience in community colleges represents a bimodal or S curve
as the frequency is shown across five categories: 5 years or
less, 5-10 years, 11-15 years,16-20 years, and over 20 years.
Rank and Tenure
The rank of respondents is similar to the percentage
distribution of age. Seventy-four percent report their rank as
Associate Professor or Professor (compared to 78% age 40 or
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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/m1/54/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .