ERIC Number: ED341308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Prospects for the Faculty Labor Market in the 1990s: A Clemson University Perspective.
Through a faculty retirement survey and a review of the literature, Clemson University, South Carolina, studied the future labor market for college faculty. The survey was administered to 1,250 faculty at the university in Fall, 1991. Fifty-six responded with data indicating that the College of Sciences, and the College of Agricultural Sciences will be most affected by retirement in the coming decade. Engineering has fewer prospective retirees, and Architecture, Nursing, and Commerce and Industry are least threatened by faculty retirement in the next decade. An examination of overall market conditions found that the baby boom will continue to exert an important influence on the labor market, and that the size of the pool of students in the coming decade is unclear. A look at broad trends in specific disciplines and groups of disciplines nationally and at Clemson found that departments in Agriculture and Natural Resources are encountering an aging faculty and diminishing enrollments; that the faculty in business disciplines are relatively young; that the patterns of retirements and replacement pools in education follow general trends in other disciplines; that a shortage of engineering faculty continues; that Forestry and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management enjoy strong enrollments; that a long oversupply and underemployment in liberal arts is coming to an end; that nursing is experiencing increases in enrollment; and that the sciences face falling enrollments. Included are 3 graphs and 23 notes. (JB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Architectural Education, Business Education, College Faculty, Departments, Early Retirement, Employment Patterns, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends, General Education, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Library Education, Nursing Education, Policy Formation, Population Trends, Retirement, Science Education, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC.
Identifiers: Clemson University SC
Note: Report by the Environmental Scanning Committee to the Strategic Planning Committee.