ERIC Number: ED180343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Academic Discipline of Instruction/Research Employees in Missouri State-Supported Higher Education Institutions, 1978-79. Research and Planning Series Report 79-7.
St. John, Edward P.
The status of instruction/research employees in Missouri state-supported higher education institutions during 1978-79 was examined by HEGIS discipline divisions. The employees' status was examined with respect to numbers of full-time and part-time employees, percentage part-time, and percentage with tenure. The implications of this information for institutional and statewide policy were also considered. Information is provided on full-time and part-time employees for the University of Missouri, state four-year institutions, and state two-year institutions. It was found that institutional practices vary with respect to the use of part-time instructional faculty and the granting of tenure to full-time instructional faculty. Some discipline divisions were found to have large numbers and/or percentages of full-time faculty with tenure. This situation may be a sign of oversupply of faculty. The use of part-time instructional faculty was more extensive in professional fields and in the two-year institutions. It is suggested that there may possibly be an excessive use of part-time faculty in some discipline areas. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Departments, Educational Planning, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Part Time Faculty, Researchers, Staff Utilization, State Colleges, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Statistical Analysis, Tenure, Two Year Colleges
Missouri Department of Higher Education, 600 Monroe, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Higher Education, Jefferson City.
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