ERIC Number: ED222375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Young and Senior Science and Engineering Faculty, 1980. Characteristics, Appointments and Departures, and Research Activities. Special Report.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
In recognition of the important role of recent science/engineering (S/E) doctorates, the National Science Foundation has monitored doctoral representation in Ph.D.-granting departments through a series of surveys begun in 1968 and continued in 1974 and 1980. This report presents the findings of the 1980 survey and contrasts them with those from the two earlier studies. For the 1980 mail survey representing 39,760 full-time faculty members in 19 S/E fields, recent doctorates were those who received their degrees in the spring of 1973 or later. Those receiving their degrees earlier were classified as senior doctorates. Results are reported in three sections, focusing on: (1) characteristics of S/E faculty, including representation of recent doctorates, faculty tenure status and age distribution, distribution of faculty by sex and race/ethnic group, and non-faculty research doctorates; (2) faculty appointments and departures; and (3) research activities of recent doctorates, including number of proposals submitted/funded, opinions of department heads on distribution of research support between senior/junior faculty, federally supported principal investigators, and research in federal and industrial laboratories. Survey instruments, technical notes, and detailed statistical tables are included in appendices. Results, among others, indicate that the fraction of faculty comprised of recent doctorates has dropped sharply between 1968 and 1980. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Science, Doctoral Degrees, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Faculty Mobility, Federal Aid, Females, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Mathematics, Psychology, Research Proposals, Researchers, Science Education, Scientists, Social Sciences
National Science Foundation, 1800 G Street, N.W., Washington DC 20550 (no charge for single copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.