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ERIC Number: ED352095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Community College Faculty: A Profile.
Carter, Deborah J.; Ottinger, Cecilia A.
Research Briefs, v3 n7 1992
Nationwide data are presented on the characteristics of two-year college full- and part-time faculty, including racial and gender representation; rank and tenure; educational background; differences by discipline (for full-time faculty only); longevity (for part-time faculty only); principal activities and job satisfaction; and recent trends in faculty hiring practices at two-year colleges. Data are drawn from a 1989-90 national survey of 35,478 full-time faculty at 392 colleges and universities conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles; and a 1988 national survey of 7,408 full-time and part-time instructional faculty at 449 colleges and universities conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics in Washington, D.C. Study highlights include the following: (1) in 1987, 58% of two-year college faculty were employed on a part-time basis; (2) minority faculty held only 8% of the full-time faculty positions at public two-year colleges, 3% of the full-time positions at independent two-year colleges, and 10% of all part-time faculty positions; (3) in 1987, male faculty held 62% of the full-time positions, and 58% of the part-time positions; (4) on average, part-time faculty remained for 6 years at the same institution; and (5) overall, more than two out of five full-time faculty were employed at the lecturer/instructor level, while among African American faculty, 52% were employed at this level. Data tables and selected comparisons of two-year college faculty characteristics with all faculty nationwide (including four-year institutions) are included. (PAA)
American Council on Education, Division of Policy Analysis and Research, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036-1193 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A