ERIC Number: ED260666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Survey of Part-Time Faculty at Ferris State College.
Snyder, Chryl A.; Terzin, Margaret A.
The status of part-time faculty at Ferris State College during the 1984 fall quarter was investigated. A total of 53 part-timers completed the survey, which was based on the concerns of members of the Ferris Professional Women's organization. It was found that part-time faculty members were likely to be female, 36-50 years old, married, with a master's degree, and a total family income of $20,000 to $35,000. Additional findings include: 38.78 percent had one other part-time job, 89 percent had never been a full-time faculty member; about 59 percent wanted to be full-time; 28.85 percent had more than 10 years of related work experience before coming to Ferris State to teach; 51.72 percent of female part-timers had taught at the college 1 to 5 years, while 45.83 percent of male part-timers had taught at the college less than 1 year. Information was also obtained on faculty workload and facilities available to part-timers, along with items of professional concern, such as support for attending conferences and workshops. Improvements desired by part-timers included pay for office hours and preparation time, and health/life insurance benefits. Included are respondents' answers to open-ended questions and the questionnaire. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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