ERIC Number: ED232500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-21
Reference Count: N/A
Recruitment and Retention of Engineering Faculty. A Report to the Legislature in Response to Assembly Bill 2023.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The development and impact of recent actions by the University of California, the California State University, and the California Maritime Academy to enhance recruitment and retention of engineering faculty are examined. In addition, national data on engineering faculty salaries and incentives are summarized, based on 1982 findings of a California Postsecondary Education Commission survey. Other relevant studies regarding recruitment and retention of engineering faculty are also reviewed, and recommendations for action by state government, industry, and higher education are offered. The 1982 survey of 109 colleges other than California public institutions covered the amount of engineering salaries, salary flexibility within engineering, range of starting salaries, graduate assistant salaries, use of other faculty incentives, and outside income of faculty. It is concluded that improved recruitment and retention of engineering faculty can be accomplished through a variety of means, including nonsalary benefits, increased salaries, and graduate support for potential faculty. Appended materials include: portions of the text of California Assembly Bill No. 2023, a section of the 1982 survey report, policy statements on outside income of faculty, and a bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Assistantships, College Faculty, Engineering Education, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Income, Personnel Policy, School Surveys, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Salaries
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.