ERIC Number: ED284488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Qualifications and Productivity of Nontenure-Track Faculty.
Roddy, Mary Ellen; And Others
The academic qualifications, experience, and productivity of nontenure-track and tenured/tenure-track full-time and part-time faculty at a state university are compared, based on the results of a 1985 study. Recommendations concerning working conditions and policy for nontenure-track faculty are also offered. Findings include: almost 87% of tenured/tenure-track faculty had earned doctorates, compared to about 32% of nontenure-track faculty; the average years of academic experience accrued by tenured/tenure-track faculty was 15.4 years, compared to 11.1 years for the nontenured-track faculty; the nontenured/tenure-track faculty clustered in the lower ranks of instructor and assistant professor, while tenured/tenure-track faculty clustered in the upper ranks of associate and full professor; the majority of nontenured-track faculty carried out extra classroom activities, such as preparing instructional materials; and the number of submitted and funded proposals written by the tenured and nontenured faculty groups did not significantly differ. Recommendations include: the university should provide a supportive academic environment and equitable salaries for nontenure-track faculty. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-25, 1987).