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ERIC Number: ED345255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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A Tale of Two Campuses: The Part-Time English Teacher at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley Community College.
Pollington, Mary
A study compared the working conditions of part-time English teachers at Brigham Young University (BYU) and Utah Valley Community College (UVCC). At BYU more than half of the advanced writing classes are taught by part-timers, who make up 27% of the English department, and women part-timers outnumber men four to one. At UVCC there are about as many men as women among the part-time instructors; none receive office space, telephones or computers; and the per-credit wage is approximately two-and-a-half times lower than at BYU. Part-time instructors at both BYU and UVCC have no job security and receive no benefits, yet 40% (BYU) and 75% (UVCC) are the primary wage-earners in their homes. The comparison of BYU and UVCC reflect nationwide differences between part-timers at four-year and two-year institutions. Part-time instructors were surveyed concerning their job satisfaction. Results indicated that: (1) about 70% of BYU and UVCC respondents felt they were not adequately compensated; (2) 71% of BYU and 46% of UVCC respondents felt they were not respected and valued by the administration; (3) 74% of BYU and 54% of UVCC respondents did not feel administration policies on hiring, benefits and advancement were equitable; (4) 81% of BYU and 86% of UVCC respondents felt they were respected and valued by their departments; and (5) 78% of BYU and 50% of UVCC respondents felt that part-time faculty were exploited by the university/community college. (Six tables of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Brigham Young University UT; English Teachers; Utah Valley Community College
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (43rd, Cincinnati, OH, March 19-21, 1992).