ERIC Number: ED174168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Racial Composition of Faculties in Public Colleges and Universities of the South.
Galambos, Eva C.
This report summarizes the distribution of full-time faculty, by race and discipline, in the public four-year and two-year institutions of the 14 states of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The data were gathered with partial support by a grant from the Ford Foundation. A basic objective of the project was to develop baseline data on full-time black faculty, by disciplines, in public institutions of higher education within the region. Such information, in conjunction with data on newly entering black faculty (i.e., annual graduate degrees earned by blacks), constitutes the current supply of black faculty in the various disciplines. The distribution of faculty by race and discipline in the Southern region is illustrative of the national picture and, therefore, should be helpful for program planning and affirmative action implementation. The information in this report was obtained primarily by surveying individual public four-year and two-year institutions in the region. The survey methods are detailed in an appendix. The institutions for which faculty data are included account for 94 percent of total four-year enrollments and 79 percent of total two-year enrollments in 1976-77. Data were obtained on race and discipline of 97,053 four-year and 34,725 two-year full-time faculty members. The report covers only faculty with teaching responsibilities and excludes those in full-time administrative positions. "Discipline" in this report refers to the subject area in which faculty teach, not to their field of preparation. The Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) classification of disciplines was used, with certain adjustments which are described in an appendix. The two primary variables covered are race and discipline of faculty. Additionally, tenure, rank, and degree level data on faculty were obtained from some institutions. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Black Teachers, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Public Education, Racial Distribution, Research Reports, State Colleges, State Universities, Statistical Data, Surveys, Tables (Data), Units of Study
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.