ERIC Number: ED331534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Illinois Public Community College Faculty Based on Their Primary Teaching Assignments.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Data on the characteristics of full- and part-time faculty at Illinois public community colleges are presented and analyzed in terms of the faculty members' primary teaching assignments for fall 1990. Tables provide statistics on numbers of faculty at each institution disaggregated by gender; age ranges; ethnic/racial classification; employment status; highest degree earned; tenure status; and years of experience/service in present classification. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) 64.7% of all college employees were full- and part-time faculty; (2) overall, 52.7% of the faculty were male, while in baccalaureate/transfer programs, 60.3% were male, and in Adult Basic (ABE)/Adult Secondary (ASE)/remedial programs, 65.5% were female; (3) the average age was 45.3 years, with baccalaureate faculty having the highest average age and general studies the lowest; (4) 83.2% of all faculty were White, and 11.4% were Black (constituting two-thirds of all minorities); (5) 71% of the faculty were employed on a part-time basis, though virtually all general studies (99.8%) and ABE/ASE/remedial (95.8%) instructors worked part-time; (6) most faculty possessed a master's or a more advanced degree, although variations existed by type of instructional program; (7) faculty averaged 7.3 years as instructors at their institutions; (8) the four programs employing the largest number of faculty were basic skills, office occupations and systems, English, and management; and (9) 95% of the full-time faculty were concentrated in the baccalaureate/transfer and occupational programs. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Age, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educational Attainment, Employment Experience, Females, Full Time Faculty, Males, Minority Groups, Nontenured Faculty, Part Time Faculty, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Tenured Faculty, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.