ERIC Number: ED100197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Tenure and Contract Systems: 1972 and 1974. Report No. 22.
El-Khawas, Elaine H.; Furniss, W. Todd
This survey of faculty tenure and contract systems was conducted during August 1974 as a followup to an earlier Higher Education Panel survey of institutional policies and practices affecting faculty employment. A survey questionnaire mailed to the entire membership of the Higher Education Panel (644 institutions) received a 91 percent response rate. Highlights of the survey indicated: (1) There has been no overall change between 1972 and 1974 in the general prevalence of tenure systems. (2) Between 1972 and 1974, there was an upward shift in the percentage of full-time faculty holding tenure. (3) As compared to 1972 data, somewhat fewer of those faculty formally considered for tenure in 1973-74 actually received tenure. (4) Two-thirds of the institutions with tenure systems reported that they had renewed 80 percent or more of their term contracts expiring during the 1973-74 academic year. (5 ) Of the institutions operating under term-contract systems in 1973-74, almost all (93 percent) had reappointed 90 percent or more of their faculty. (6) As in 1972, almost all tenure institutions have probationary periods, and 2-year institutions reported shorter maximum periods of probation than did 4-year colleges and universities. (7) There is some shift toward longer probationary periods of tenure. Additional results and statistical data are provided. (MJM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Contracts, Higher Education, Probationary Period, Statistical Data, Teacher Employment, Teacher Welfare, Tenure
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.