ERIC Number: ED351961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Employment of Women Holding Tenure-System Teaching Positions at Kentucky's Universities and Community Colleges Hits Record High 1990. Staff Report 92-2.
George, Eric W.
This staff report presents data on tenured and non-tenured female faculty employment in Kentucky's university system and an analysis of employment patterns of the state-supported institutions of higher learning. Among the findings are the following: (1) the addition of 306 women teachers to the tenure system lifted both the number and percentage of female faculty to a 16-year high; (2) six of the nine state universities (counting the community college system as one university) employed more tenure-system women in 1990 than in 1987; (3) Kentucky State University lost more tenure-system women than any other state university; and (4) Kentucky's universities included about 3.9 percent black females in their tenure system in 1990, which was more than in any other year. However, black women held proportionally fewer tenure-system positions than in all but two of the last 16 years. In addition, the report shows that 4 out of 10 faculty on track for tenure consideration were female. Kentucky's colleges and universities also employed more black and Asian/Pacific women in tenure-track positions, but failed to reach new highs. The employment statistics suggest that Kentucky's colleges and universities are willing to act on their responsibility to raise the percentage of tenure-system women to levels more comparable to the percentage of tenure-system men. (GLR)
Descriptors: Blacks, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Personnel Selection, Promotion (Occupational), Tenured Faculty, Trend Analysis, Universities, Women Faculty
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, 832 Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.