Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Davis, James

Committee Member

Olinzock, Anthony

Committee Member

Wiseman, Marty

Committee Member

Stonecypher, Wayne

Date of Degree

5-1-2009

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions and attitudes of community college art faculty toward articulation and transfer in the community college art programs. Since there has been little research on articulation and transfer in the arts at the community college level there was a need for this study. Specifically, this study was concerned with the following variables: gender, age, years of experience, transfer and better articulation agreements as they relate to the perceptions and attitudes of community college art faculty members towards articulation and transfer in art programs. A survey research design was used for this study. The survey was the methodological framework that was employed in this investigation to collect the data. The participants consisted of 17 art faculty members from all of the community colleges in the state of Mississippi. The procedure to gather data for this study was a two-part survey, entitled “Art Faculty Survey”. The instrument in this study was validated by a group of four-year art instructors and university research professors. The data was collected and analyzed through the application of Frequency Distribution and Percentages, Independent t -test, and Spearman Rank Correlation using an alpha level of .05. The results of the study indicated that the gender of community college art faculty members did not produce a significant difference on their perceptions and attitudes regarding articulation and transfer in art programs. The perceptions and attitudes of community college art faculty members regarding articulation and transfer in art programs were not significantly affected by their age. In addition, the years of experience of the community college art faculty members did not produce a significant difference on their perceptions and attitudes regarding articulation and transfer in the art programs. However, community college art faculty members regarding a need for better articulation agreements did produced high frequency results (77 %) that indicated there is a need for better articulation agreements. Additionally, the majority of community college art faculty members (82%) strongly agreed that transfer is the primary mission of the community college.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15198

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