ERIC Number: ED205140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty Employment in Ohio: A Statewide Study.
Yang, Shu-O Wu; Zak, Michele Wender
The nature and characteristics of part-time faculty members in the state of Ohio were studied, based on a survey of 22 institutions, including four-year public and private and two-year or community colleges. Questionnaire responses were analyzed from 1,590 part-time faculty members and 335 administrators. Case studies also were conducted to obtain additional and primarily nonquantifiable information regarding part-time faculty employment in five selected representative institutions, and 13 administrators in the selected case study institutions were interviewed. The issues examined regarding administrators' perspectives about part-time faculty employment include: the most important reason(s) for hiring part-time faculty, advantages and disadvantages of employing part-timers, and projected trends in part-time faculty hiring. An attempt is made to identify patterns in hiring and institutional treatment of part-time faculty among the public and private participating institutions. The issues addressed regarding part-time faculty members' perspectives include: the nature and scope of part-time teaching assignment; rank, tenure, academic preparation, and experience; expectations and evaluation; recruitment; reasons for part-time teaching; other employment; average salaries and determinants of salaries; fringe benefit coverage; services, facilities, or activities available; attitudes toward part-time teaching; and job satisfaction. The case studies involved two state-assisted universities, a private university, a private college, and a community college. Appendices include sample questionnaires and comments by respondents. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Administrator Attitudes, Case Studies, College Faculty, Educational Background, Employment Practices, Faculty Workload, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Multiple Employment, Part Time Faculty, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Salaries, Tenure, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland Foundation, OH.; Columbus Foundation, OH.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Office of Human Resource Utilization.