ERIC Number: ED070433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Staffing Patterns in California Community Colleges. A 1972 Overview.
Phair, Tom S.
The Sixth Annual Report on the characteristics of newly appointed full-time faculty in California Community Colleges for the academic year 1972-73 provides relevant data from 94 public and 10 private community colleges. The size of the faculties in these institutions vary from 3 to 557 full-time faculty, both new and continuing, for a total of 14,343. Adding the part-time faculties, the total is around 20,000 faculty members for 876,000 students. During the academic year, 827 new full-time faculty were hired, 440 of these being replacements. Comparisons with figures of the previous three years shows a steady drop in full-time faculty. Reasons for this drop are given: (1) a high retention rate of old faculty, (2) the larger number of part-time faculty and staff, (3) an increase in class size from 25-28 to 33-35, and (4) an increase in teaching, counseling, and housekeeping activities for full-time instructors. The characteristics of the newly hired full-time faculty are reported as follows: (1) 58% males, 42% females; (2) 78% Caucasian, 8% black, 9% Chicano, 3% Asian, 1% Native American, 1% other; (3) majority ranged in age from 26-42 years; (4) 24% had non-teaching experience; (5) 3% new instructors had no prior teaching experience; (6) 1% had been Research Assistants; 3% had practice teaching, private teaching or tutoring; 9% had been Teaching Assistants; 17% had secondary school experience; 26% were experienced community college faculty; and 15.1% had 4-year college or university experience; (6) 9% had less than a BA degree and 17% had less than an MA; 7% had PhD's; (7) 13% were in Health Services field, 7% in English, 9% in Trade-Technical, 6% in Public Personnel Services; (8) new counselors employed was 5.5%. (DB)
Descriptors: Age, Annual Reports, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Counselors, Degrees (Academic), Majors (Students), Part Time Faculty, Racial Composition, Sex (Characteristics), Statistical Data, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment, Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Sponsor: California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Field Service Center.
Identifiers - Location: California