ERIC Number: ED359869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Faculty Needs in Texas, 1991-2008. A Report to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by the Faculty Shortages Advisory Committee.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
This report predicts that, during the next two decades, Texas colleges and universities will have increasing enrollments with larger increases in minority students. Quantitative and anecdotal evidence indicates faculty hiring will become more difficult in this and the next decade if current trends continue, particularly in minority faculty where there already exists a shortage of African American and Hispanic college faculty. This report examines the faculty shortage needs of Texas in the public senior universities and junior colleges and makes a determination of how the state will be affected by the projected nationwide shortages. The report provides recommended approaches to alleviating the expected problems which focus on: (1) increased efficiency in use of faculty resources; (2) increased production of doctoral degree holders; and (3) efforts to increase the number of minority graduate students. Appendices, comprising over 50 percent of the report, contain data tables detailing anticipated staffing and hiring requirements for Texas colleges and universities for all faculty and for each academic discipline. Also, the appendix provides survey results from Texas public senior and community colleges concerning faculty hiring difficulties. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Departments, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Minority Group Teachers, Postsecondary Education, Public Colleges, Statistical Data, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 13780, Austin, TX 78711.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas