ERIC Number: ED335093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Faculty Staffing and Salaries.
Focusing on a 7-year period beginning in 1984, this report examines statewide staffing and salary trends for California community college faculty. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) between 1984 and 1990, there was a steady increase of nearly 3% per year in all categories of community college staffing, bringing the employee count to an all-time high of 73,000 employees in 1990; (2) two-thirds (almost 47,500) of community college employees were faculty, while administrators comprised only 4%; (3) community colleges hired over 8,000 new full- and part-time faculty between 1984 and 1990; (4) the need to replace retiring full-time faculty was reflected in increases in the numbers of new faculty hires and of probationary faculty, and decreases in tenured faculty numbers since 1987; (5) in 1990, 39.4% of full-time faculty were women, up from 35.1% in 1984; (6) non-white faculty increased from 14.3% in 1984 to 17.5% in 1990; (7) the average age of faculty increased during most of the 1980's, but has stabilized at 49 years since 1988; (8) faculty instructional workload increased substantially since the mid-1980's; (9) when discounted for inflation, community college salaries were approximately $5,000 below the level of compensation in the early 1970's; and (10) community college full-time faculty earned $6,700 less than California State University faculty and $18,000 less than University of California faculty. Graphs illustrating these trends make up the greater part of the document. (JMC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.