ERIC Number: ED315283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Replacing Science and Engineering Faculty in the 1990s. Occasional paper 89-4.
Vetter, Betty M.
A future faculty shortage problem in science and engineering areas is discussed. The trends of enrollment of undergraduate and graduate student by field are described. Data on current faculty, faculty vacancy rates, and faculty characteristics are presented and discussed. The characteristics include the citizenship, age, sex, and ethnic background of faculty members. Future demands are discussed by field and institution. It is concluded that time to institute a policy change is running out for the United States. Now is the last possible moment to begin to recruit U.S. students (and, particularly women and minority students) to prepare for faculty careers in the 1990s and beyond. Statistical data are provided for many variables. Lists 22 references. (YP)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering, Engineering Education, Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Science Careers, Science Education, Statistical Data, Supply and Demand
Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, 1500 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 831, Washington, DC 20005 (subscription series, calendary year $55.00 non-member, $40.00 member; single paper $20.00 non-member, $15.00 member).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Adapted from Presentations at the Conference on Undergraduate Research at Carleton College (Northfield, MN) and the Task Force of Engineering Deans, American Society for Engineering Education (Washington, DC). Black type on red paper (3 pages) illegible.