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ERIC Number: ED388189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Lee, John
NEA Higher Education Research Center Update, v1 n3 Sep 1995
This report provides a national overview of patterns of tenure in higher education based on data from the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:93). This study included information on nearly 900,000 faculty members of whom 595,340 were full-time. All faculty appointments were included regardless of whether faculty members actually met classes or not. The study looked at characteristics of tenured faculty, differences in granting tenure by types of institutions, tenure by academic area, characteristics of full-time faculty members, salary of tenured faculty, and tenured faculty workload. Overall, the analysis reports that only slightly more than one-third of all college and university faculty members have tenure (35.9 percent), and just over half of full-time faculty members have tenure (52.8 percent). In addition, faculty members with tenure publish more and have more contact with students than those without tenure. Differences exist between public and private colleges in the share of the full-time faculty with tenure, which suggest dissimilar institutional tenure policies. Finally, white males still dominate the tenure system with this condition changing slowly as more women and minority candidates enter the college teaching system and older faculty retire. (JB)
NEA, Office of Higher Education, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Office of Higher Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A