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ERIC Number: ED070433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 9
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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)
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Sponsor: California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Field Service Center.
Identifiers - Location: California