ERIC Number: ED177991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Age and Tenure Status of Instruction/Research Employees in Missouri Higher Education Institutions 1978-79. Research and Planning Series Report 79-5.
St. John, Edward P.; Elliott, Loretta Glaze
Information on the age and tenure status of instructional and research employees in Missouri higher education institutions for 1978-79 is summarized, including employees who devoted at least 50 percent of their time to instruction, research, or a combination of the two activities. Information in three topical areas considered important to statewide and institutional policy are presented: (1) age and tenure distribution of full-time instruction/research employees in Missouri higher education as a whole; (2) tenure status of full-time instruction/research employees in Missouri higher education institutions; and (3) age and tenure status of full-time instruction/research employees in each sector of Missouri higher education. The data indicate that a majority of the reported employees are under 45 years of age and one-quarter are under 35 years of age. It is also noted that 85 percent of the 25-34 year age group have not been granted tenure, whereas over 60 percent of the 35-44 year age group have tenure. The University of Missouri system has the highest percent of tenured instruction/research employees of the institutions compared in this report. In light of the data presented, it is concluded that the long-range continuing education needs and planning for faculty members should be given important consideration. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Age, Annual Reports, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Private Colleges, Professional Education, Researchers, State Colleges, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Retirement, Tenure, Two Year Colleges
Missouri Department of Higher Education, 600 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Higher Education, Jefferson City.