ERIC Number: ED253174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Instructional Faculty at Maryland's Public Colleges and Universities. Postsecondary Education Research Reports.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Trends between 1975 and 1983 in the number of full-time instructional faculty at Maryland public colleges and universities are reported, along with the number and proportion of part-time faculty, the percentage of tenured full-time faculty, and the distribution of full-time faculty by academic rank. Also examined are the ages of full-time faculty on the basis of their tenure status and the distribution of full-time and tenured faculty by program. A statistical profile of instructional faculty in fall 1983 is provided in terms of employment status: full-time tenured faculty, full-time faculty on tenure track, full-time faculty who are neither tenured nor on tenure track (full-time temporaries), and part-time faculty. The classification of part-time status was determined by each institution. Patterns in faculty characteristics/employment status are also examined for the state as a whole, for different types of college (two- and four-years), and for specific institutions. Findings include the following: 57 percent of the instructional faculty in state institutions were either part-timers or full-timers not eligible for tenure; 34 percent of the full-time temporaries and 21 percent of the part-timers had at least 4 years of service at the same institution. (SW)
Descriptors: Age Groups, College Faculty, College Programs, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Part Time Faculty, State Colleges, State Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Tenure, Two Year Colleges, Universities
State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers: Maryland; Public Colleges