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ERIC Number: ED248771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Full-Time Humanities Faculty, Fall 1982. Higher Education Panel Report Number 61.
Gomberg, Irene L.; Atelsek, Frank J.
Information about faculty who were teaching full time in fall 1982 in English, history, modern languages, and philosophy is reported, based on survey results. Gathered from 2,400 colleges and universities, the data cover gender, ethnic/racial background, academic rank and tenure status, and level of educational attainment. Detailed statistical tables and narrative analyses are provided, including comparisons to a 1979 version of the survey. Findings include the following: in fall 1982, 58,700 full-time faculty were teaching in the core humanities disciplines (only slightly greater than the number teaching in 1979); since fall 1979, the number of faculty increased at universities and decreased at two-year colleges; full-time faculty taught English at nearly all the institutions, while full-time faculty taught philosophy at only two-thirds of the institutions; 64 percent--more than 6 out of every 10--of the full-time humanities faculty were nonminority men, while only 3 of every 10 full-time humanities faculty were women; 73 percent of the full-time humanities faculty were tenured, while 14 percent were untenured but in the tenure track, and the remaining 13 percent were outside the tenure track; and two-thirds of the faculty hold a doctorate degree in a humanities discipline. The questionnaire and technical notes on the survey are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Educational Background, English, Ethnic Groups, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, History, Humanities, Minority Groups, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Questionnaires, Racial Differences, Teacher Characteristics, Tenure
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.