ERIC Number: ED121364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
The Part-Time Instructor in the Los Rios District: An Analysis.
The number of instructors in the Evening Colleges on the three Los Rios District campuses has grown from 550 in fall 1972 to 954 in fall 1975, a 73 percent increase. Of these instructors, there has been a 137 percent increase in the hiring of part-time instructors drawn from off-campus sources. Meanwhile, the percentage of full-time day faculty supplementing their incomes by teaching additional classes at night has remained fairly constant, at about 46 percent. In fall 1975, the revenues generated by the Evening College instructors represented 30 percent of the Los Rios District's total revenues. Evening instructors, however, received only 15 percent of the total salaries paid. Added to the salary inequities are these: part-time instructors cannot participate as fully as full-time instructors in the governance of the college, day instructors already teaching full-time have first choice of evening and outreach classes, and part-time instructors receive neither step increments reflecting years of service nor fringe benefits for their participation in committee work, curriculum development, counseling, department meetings, etc. Recommendations for solving inequities are made, and data on evening and part-time faculty are organized into tables. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA.