The summary reads as follows:
SUMMARY OF FACULTY RANK PRESENTATION OF PAUL S. HANNA|
A large number of community college students are pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree with the intent of transferring to a four-year university. If these students could instead take lower-division courses at universities from Professors, and if our curriculum is equivalent to that of a university, why should we at the community college not be Professors?
We must maintain academic credibility with our peers and community. Th Professor title would provide a favorable image.
The title of Professor would give a clear indication that community colleges are more than just extensions of high school vocation/technical programs.
The title of Professor would influence how we re perceived when communicating with members of other colleges and universities. It would lend a degree of respect; command a superior image.