ERIC Number: ED364893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Terms and Conditions of Employment in the California State University.
In the California State University system, some very unexpected hiring practices and faculty decisions have become clear through close scrutiny. For example, the numbers of English courses sections being taught by part-time non-tenure-track faculty has grown significantly over the past several years. Almost half of all English teachers are part-time instructors. At California State, contract protection has been extremely important to the faculty. In response to the Wyoming Resolution of 1989, adopted by the Conference on College Composition and Communication as the "Statement of Principles and Standards for the Postsecondary Teaching of Writing," the composition coordinators at the 20 campuses in the California State system prepared a response. This response was based on information gathered through questionnaires given out to English faculty at all 20 campuses and it tried to represent the variety of voices noted in the 484 respondents. Survey results indicate a healthy consensus among faculty regarding contract details, salaries, promotion criteria, and other aspects of employment. However, serious differences remain concerning qualifications for writing instructors and the status to be accorded them. (A list of questionnaire items, responses, and other survey data, along with a copy of the California State University Statement of Principles Regarding the Teaching of College Writing, are included.) (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California State University; English Teachers; Wyoming Resolution
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (44th, San Diego, CA, March 31-April 3, 1993).