ERIC Number: ED352095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Faculty Integration, Full Time Faculty, Job Satisfaction, National Norms, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
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
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.