ERIC Number: ED238487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Compensation Study, 1982-83.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
A national study of faculty compensation, fringe benefits, and workload policies was conducted by a joint committee of faculty and administrators at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). On the basis of size, comparability with JCCC, and judgment of committee members, 53 colleges in 21 states were selected for the survey. Study findings, based on responses from 22 institutions, included the following: (1) the colleges had an average headcount enrollment (in Fall 1982) of 7,495 students, average general/educational expenditures (in 1982-83) of $12,906,000, an average service area population in 1980 of 267,666 residents, and had been in operation an average of 23 years; (2) the colleges employed an average of 149 full-time instructors, 233 part-time instructors, 8.9 counselors, and 3.8 librarians; (3) faculty at 9 of 20 responding colleges were represented by a union or professional association; (4) the average faculty salary was $24,802 per academic year; (5) the majority of the colleges used a flat rate to determine faculty overload and summer compensation; (6) 86.4% of the colleges offered employee medical insurance, 68.2% dental insurance, 72.7% life insurance, and 50% employee tuition reimbursement; (7) the average workload for those teaching lecture classes was 15.1 credit hours; while for those teaching lab/studio classes, the average workload was 13.2 credit hours; and (8) the average class size was 20.4 students. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Class Size, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Workload, Fringe Benefits, Full Time Faculty, Librarians, National Surveys, Part Time Faculty, Questionnaires, School Counselors, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Load, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.