ERIC Number: ED371691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Characteristics of Faculty in Comprehensive Institutions: New England Comprehensive Universities Academic Labor Market Study. Working Paper #10.
Youn, Ted I. K.
This paper compares the characteristics of faculty in comprehensive institutions of higher education with those of faculty in other college and university categories. The paper summarizes demographic features, working conditions, satisfaction and participation in academic work organizations, mobility and careers, and attitudes and orientations toward the profession and its organization. Study findings are detailed in 25 tables which display data on: (1) distribution of regular faculty by tenure status; (2) distribution of full-time and part-time regular faculty by institutional category; (3) age, gender, ethnicity, and mean income of full-time and part-time regular faculty by institution category; (4) average number of hours per week devoted to classroom teaching, by institution category; (5) orientation toward research or teaching; (6) percentage of time allocated to teaching, research, and administration by full-time and part-time regular faculty, by institution category; (7) relation of publication and number of publications to achieving tenure; (8) percentage of full-time regular faculty satisfied with their jobs, by institution category; (9) basic skills of undergraduates, by institution category; (10) quality of life, by institution category; (11) rating of administration; (12) choosing teaching as a profession; and (13) developments in respondents' disciplines. (JDD)
Descriptors: Age, College Faculty, Colleges, Ethnicity, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Income, Job Satisfaction, Part Time Faculty, Salaries, Sex, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role, Tenure, Tenured Faculty, Time Management, Universities, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. New England Resource Center for Higher Education.