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ERIC Number: ED211141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty in Private Junior Colleges.
Smith, Milton L.
In spring 1981, a study was conducted to determine the status of part-time faculty in private, two-year colleges. Presidents at 84 church-related colleges, 76 independent, non-profit colleges, and 10 independent, profit colleges were asked to provide information on the number of part-time faculty employed; the increase or decrease in part-time faculty between 1979-80 and 1980-81; subject areas taught; average teaching load; salaries; expectations in the areas of student advisement, faculty meeting attendance, and committee service; in-service orientation; fringe benefits; educational background and teaching experience of part-time faculty as contrasted to full-time faculty; bases for teacher evaluation; reasons for employing part-time faculty; and sources of part-time instructors. Study findings, based on a 51% response rate, include the following: (1) 99% of the respondents employed part-time faculty; (2) business was the subject area for which part-time faculty were most frequently employed; (3) 45% of the respondents indicated that the average load was one course per term; (4) 71% provided part-time faculty with office space; (5) only 10% of the responding schools awarded equal benefits to part- and full-time instructors; (6) part- and full-time faculty were evaluated on the same bases at 83% of the colleges; and (7) 52% of the respondents indicated that most part-time instructors were employed full-time elsewhere. The study report presents findings by institution type. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.