ERIC Number: ED317125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Policies and Practices Regarding Faculty in Higher Education; Contractor Report. 1988 National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty. Survey Report.
Russell, Susan H.; And Others
This report, based on a survey of 480 academic officers in accredited nonproprietary institutions of higher education, focuses on institutional policies concerning tenure systems, hiring practices, and employee benefits. Survey results are broken down by the following categories: 4-year public, 4-year private, 2-year public, and other (2-year private and religious, medical, and other specialized institutions that offer degrees ranging from the bachelor's to the doctorate). The 4-year schools are also broken down into three types: major research universities, other doctorate-granting universities, and comprehensive and liberal arts schools. Through 26 tables, three figures, and textual discussions, the report covers: (1) estimates of total instructional faculty at all institutions, average number of faculty per institution, and distribution of faculty across academic ranks; (2) changes in the number of full-time regular and tenured instructional faculty between 1986 and 1987; (3) scope and operation of tenure systems and certain institutional policies and administrative measures related to tenure; (4) presence of collective bargaining units for instructional faculty; and (5) employee benefits available to faculty. Appendices present technical notes concerning survey design, standard error tables, as well as the survey questionnaire. (JDD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty