ERIC Number: ED329204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Planning for a New Faculty: Issues for the Twenty-First Century. Report 90-20.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report focuses on issues relating to replenishing California's college faculty and increasing the number of faculty due to increasing student enrollment. The report provides recommendations for both higher education institutions and the State on 12 policy options that hold promise for increasing the supply of individuals with doctoral degrees and mitigating potential faculty shortages. Nine of the 12 options are "supply-side" interventions, such as increasing baccalaureate production and the share of California baccalaureate recipients entering graduate schools and accelerating efforts to diversify the faculty to include more individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The remaining three options are "demand-side" interventions related to faculty compensation and working conditions. Other parts of the report discuss the growing demand for individuals with doctorates in non-academic and academic job sectors, the projected supply of new faculty nationally and in California, and the need to diversify faculty and progress toward this goal at the national level and in California. Nineteen graphical displays present data used in the analysis. Includes 11 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Faculty, Demand Occupations, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Faculty Recruitment, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intervention, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.