ERIC Number: ED233633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Action Status Report: 1982-83 New Hires at New Jersey Public Colleges and Universities. Special Report Series.
New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. Office of Research.
Recent hiring actions of New Jersey public colleges and universities were surveyed to determine the progress being made in increasing the representation of women and minorities among the institutions' employees. Information was obtained from all institutions on sex and race/ethnicity of all newly hired full-time employees. For faculty new hires, data were collected on rank, subject areas hired to teach, and academic training and degree(s) obtained. In all categories of employment, except among black nonprofessional staff, the proportions of women and minorities among 1982 new hires was higher than their representation levels among 1981-1982 full-time employees. While the 1982 proportions of women and minorities who were hired to faculty positions were higher than 1981 proportions, the proportions were still relatively low: 38.2 percent women, 7.4 percent Blacks, and 2.6 percent Hispanics. In addition, in certain fields female and minority representation was quite low. For example, in 1982 minorities made up only 9.7 percent of new business faculty, 4.4 percent of new natural science faculty, and 3.1 percent of new engineering faculty. With respect to women, the proportions were 58.4 percent of medicine/health new hires, 32.7 percent of computer science and mathematics new faculty, and 26.4 percent of new business hires. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Affirmative Action, College Faculty, Educational Background, Employment Practices, Females, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Minority Groups, Personnel Policy, Public Education, State Colleges, Teacher Characteristics, Women Faculty
State of New Jersey, Department of Higher Education, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. Office of Research.
Identifiers: New Jersey