ERIC Number: ED087506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-8
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Staffing Patterns in California Community Colleges. A 1973-74 Overview.
Phair, Tom S.
This seventh annual report on staffing patterns in California community colleges provides data on the characteristics of new full-time faculty in 99 of the 100 public and the entire 8 private community colleges in California as of the academic year 1973-1974. Results of the survey showed that during that year, 732 new full-time faculty were hired in the colleges; there was a 97.86% retention rate of the old faculty. Of the new faculty, 55% were men and 45% were women. As to racial groupings, 78% were caucasians, 7% were blacks, 8% were Chicanos, and 3% were Asians. The age of the new faculty, as compared with that of the previous year, did not peak as high in the age group of 24-35. The age group 35-43 dropped lower in numbers, and a few more people 50-63 were hired, but their total numbers remain small. Recruitment of new faculty outside the state remained at 9%. Data relating to the highest degree held by the new faculty showed that 10% of the new faculty had less than a B.A. degree, and 18% had less than an M.A. degree. New faculty with an M.A. granted in 1973 was 17%, and those with M.A. degrees awarded prior to 1973 was 48%. Seven percent of the new instructors held doctorate degrees. The number of new faculty with non-teaching experience was 18%; new faculty with research assistant experience was 1%; 3% had community college intern or practice teaching experience; and 3% had experience in tutoring or private teaching. Former teaching assistants hired was 4%. More former elementary teachers were hired, whereas secondary school faculty dropped to 16%. Thirty-one percent of the faculty came from other community colleges. The principal subject field of the new faculty was Health Services. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California