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ERIC Number: ED286411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Reflections on the Status of Women Faculty: Part-Timers in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs.
Hawkins, Joellen W.; And Others
The use of part-time faculty in baccalaureate nursing programs and the views of part-timers about part-time employment were studies in two phases. The first phase was a descriptive exploration of the use of part-time faculty conducted in 1979 using questionnaires completed by administrative officers. Responses from administrators of 91 institutions represented 36 states and the District of Columbia. Nursing departments reported an average number of 23 full-time and 5 part-time faculty. In the second study phase, conducted in 1983, 515 usable questionnaires were received from a sample of 800 part-time faculty members, who averaged 2.9 years in their present part-time positions. The women in the sample had a mean of 12.5 years experience in the profession. Administrators indicated that they expected a weekly time commitment of 18 hours from part-time faculty and 25 hours from full-timers. More than a quarter of the respondents indicated that they desired a part-time career. It is suggested that these faculty should be eligible for the same pay rate as full-timers and prorated benefits for committee, advising, and other duties. It is concluded that unless the reward system approximates part-timers' responsibilities, there may be serious results for the process and quality of higher education and for the status of women faculty in particular. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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