ERIC Number: ED180516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Two-Year College and the Ph.D. Surplus.
Smith, Milton L.
A survey of 1,165 institutions listed in the 1978 Community, Junior, and Technical College Directory was conducted during the spring semester, 1978, to determine if two-year colleges are becoming a major market for the surplus of holders of Doctorates of Philosophy (Ph.D.'s). Survey results, based on a 65.41% usable return rate, indicate that: (1) 13.04% of the newly hired personnel for the 1977-78 academic year held a Ph.D.; (2) 9.87% of the full-time teaching faculty hired held doctorates; (3) 25.95% of the full-time administrators hired held Ph.D.'s; (4) 20.23% of full-time positions which combined teaching and administrative duties were filled with Ph.D. holders; (5) private colleges hired twice as many Ph.D.'s as public colleges; and (6) single campus districts employed a larger percentage (13.56%) of Ph.D's than multi-campus districts (11.89%). Respondents indicated that they would increase the number of full-time faculty holding doctorates if there were an increased need for Ph.D. holders, if the money were available to secure Ph.D.'s, and if more candidates held doctorates in specialized areas such as vocational or technical education. The survey results indicate that though the employment of doctoral degree holders has increased slightly since 1971, two-year colleges will not have an appreciable impact on the Ph.D. surplus. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Patterns, Multicampus Districts, National Surveys, Personnel Policy, Private Colleges, Teacher Employment, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Supply and Demand, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association of Junior Coll. Instructional Administrators.
Note: Excerpted from the Annual Report to the Texas Association of Junior and Community College Instructional Administrators by the Research Committee (8th June, 1979)