ERIC Number: ED344625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics and Trends of Illinois Public Community College Faculty and Staff, Fall Terms 1989-1991.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In 1992, characteristics of Illinois public community college faculty and staff were compiled for fall terms 1989 through 1991. The study answered broad questions about college faculty and staff, and reviewed each of the five professional employee groups in greater detail, examining employees' highest earned degree, age, race/ethnicity, and length of service. In addition, the study ascertained the tenure status and primary teaching areas for faculty. Major findings included the following: (1) between 1989 and 1991, full-time employees increased at a faster rate (3.4%) than part-time faculty (0.2%); (2) employee groups registering increases during this 3-year period included custodians, supervisors, clerical staff, full-time faculty, administrators, and other personnel; (3) employee groups that were predominantly female included clerical, academic support, professional/technical, and supervisory, while administrators, full-time faculty, and custodial personnel were mostly male; (4) 83.8% of full-time faculty and over two-thirds of administrators held a master's or more advanced degree in 1991; (5) a master's degree remained the most frequently cited highest degree earned by academic support employees, while supervisors typically held either a bachelor's (28.3%) or master's (23.9%) degree; and (6) the overall racial/ethnic distribution of community college employees shifted, with an increase in the number of Hispanics (8.5%), Asians (6%), Whites (3.8%), and Blacks (1.3%). Detailed data tables are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.