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older). Forty-one percent of respondents are tenured. This
indicates that the majority of the community college faculty
participants are untenured. It is important to note, however,
that some campuses do not offer tenure, and that the existence
and definition of rank and tenure on community college campuses
differs from that of four-year colleges and universities.
Age and Highest Degree Held
Overall, the respondents are older (40+), untenured and
Caucasian. They primarily hold master's degrees or higher (89%)
and have been teaching in community colleges for at least
fifteen years, with a noticeable drop off in the experience
category between fifteen and twenty years of service.
Respondents reported that forty of the sixty-two behaviors
are unethical ("never"). [For percentage distribution of survey
responses, see Table #2 in Appendix A, page 81]. This response
represents 65% of the total items queried. If "not in most
cases" is combined with "never" to represent those behaviors
that are believed to be ethical only in rare situations, the
percentage of behaviors reported as unethical climbs to 89% (or
fifty-five of the items). The only items that do not receive a
majority rating by the survey participants as unethical and thus
are considered ethical are:
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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/m1/55/: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .