ERIC Number: ED085017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Steady-State Staffing: A Second Report.
Furniss, W. Todd
This is a folow-up report on developments in long-range faculty personnel planning since the publication of "Steady-State Staffing in Tenure-Granting Institutions and Related Papers," covering the period from March through December 1973. Following references to newly available data, the paper deals first with work done at SUNY-Buffalo, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the American Association of University Professors, and the Institute for Educational Development using mathematical models of steady-state staffing. Reference is next made to several institutions at which some tenure-related action has recently been taken: Miami-Dade Community College, the University of Hawaii, Bloomfield College, the Virginia Community College System, the City University of New York, Vassar College, and Colgate University. Attention is then given to four special issues: (1) tenure quotas, and the effects of high and low percentages of faculty with tenure on the chances for tenure of probationary faculty; (2) the cost implications of a faculty evenly distributed by age and rank; (3) the growing limitations on institutional choice imposed by government requirements under the Equal Pay Act and other legislation involving nondiscrimination; and (4) the place that provision for early retirement might have in a long-range personnel plan. Three other unresolved issues are identified: the labeling of all nontenured faculty as "probationary," the problem of shifting student interests within an institution, and the question of what tenure guarantees. For related document see ED 076549. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Academic Affairs.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Departments of English, Chicago, Illinois, December 26, 1973