ERIC Number: ED370471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Bringing into Focus the Factors Affecting Faculty Supply and Demand: A Primer for Higher Education and State Policymakers.
Gill, Judith I.; And Others
This report offers an analysis of college faculty supply and demand as well as an evaluation of currently available data on this issue. The report was undertaken in response to three concurrent trends which point to significant faculty shortages beginning in 1995. The report begins with a descriptive overview of current faculty demographics that includes data on current shortages. Next, two major factors are reviewed that affect faculty demand: faculty attrition and student enrollment. The factors affecting faculty supply, the faculty pipeline, recruitment and retention, are then discussed. Faculty retirement and demand projection and student enrollment projections are presented, along with critical commentary about using and developing projections. The monograph concludes with suggestions on adequate data and useful models, compensation and recruitment, under-representation of minorities and women, flexible personnel policies, and professional development. It urges the increased understanding of issues concerning faculty supply and demand as institutions work to maintain quality faculty. The appendix includes a list of data sources. Contains 67 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Aging in Academia, College Faculty, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Demand, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Personnel Data, Public Policy, Research Problems, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80301 ($10 plus $3 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY. College Retirement Equities Fund.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Note: For related documents in the series see HE 027 454-455.