ERIC Number: ED118195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on a Statewide Survey About Part-Time Faculty in California Community Colleges.
Sewell, Donald H.; And Others
In order to gain information on the employment of part-time faculty, a survey instrument was designed and mailed to all of the two-year colleges in California. A total of 86 percent of the questionnaires were returned, and results were extrapolated to provide a statewide picture. Part-time faculty were found to constitute a sizable and growing proportion of community college certificated staff. There are 14,273 individuals employed full-time in California community colleges, and 20,027 employed part-time. Of the part-time employees, 7,505 are drawn from the pool of full-time faculty. In terms of full-time equivalents, 62 percent of community college instruction in the state is handled by full-time faculty. The use of part-time faculty is distributed fairly uniformly throughout all instructional categories. Over 90 percent of part-time instructors work either full- or part-time in another capacity. The average hourly pay of part-time instructors statewide ranges from $11.25 to $14.56. The average load is estimated to be 30 percent or 4.5 hours. Also discussed are hiring procedures, additional duties, faculty development, fringe benefits, and faculty evaluation. The survey instrument is appended, along with actual, rather than extrapolated, survey results. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community and Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California