ERIC Number: ED211141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty in Private Junior Colleges.
Smith, Milton L.
In spring 1981, a study was conducted to determine the status of part-time faculty in private, two-year colleges. Presidents at 84 church-related colleges, 76 independent, non-profit colleges, and 10 independent, profit colleges were asked to provide information on the number of part-time faculty employed; the increase or decrease in part-time faculty between 1979-80 and 1980-81; subject areas taught; average teaching load; salaries; expectations in the areas of student advisement, faculty meeting attendance, and committee service; in-service orientation; fringe benefits; educational background and teaching experience of part-time faculty as contrasted to full-time faculty; bases for teacher evaluation; reasons for employing part-time faculty; and sources of part-time instructors. Study findings, based on a 51% response rate, include the following: (1) 99% of the respondents employed part-time faculty; (2) business was the subject area for which part-time faculty were most frequently employed; (3) 45% of the respondents indicated that the average load was one course per term; (4) 71% provided part-time faculty with office space; (5) only 10% of the responding schools awarded equal benefits to part- and full-time instructors; (6) part- and full-time faculty were evaluated on the same bases at 83% of the colleges; and (7) 52% of the respondents indicated that most part-time instructors were employed full-time elsewhere. The study report presents findings by institution type. (KL)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Faculty, Employment Practices, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, National Surveys, Noninstructional Responsibility, Part Time Faculty, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Recruitment, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.