ERIC Number: ED403807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Part-Time Employment in Academe.
NEA Higher Education Research Center Update, v3 n1 Jan 1997
Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics 1993 survey of colleges and universities, this report reviews the frequency of part-time employment in higher education in the context of concerns about the culture of the institution and important finance issues. Part-time workers receive a lower pay rate than full-time employees, and they are not as closely tied to the campus. The study found that most part-time teachers are treated as if they are temporary, although many of them have worked for the same campus for several years. This report delineates the use of part-time workers by institutional type and job category. Employment is reported for three types of institutions: public community colleges, public four-year colleges and universities, and private colleges and universities. The report groups these employees into seven categories: faculty, executive and administrative, other professionals, technical and paraprofessional, skilled crafts, clerical and secretarial, and service and maintenance. Tables include: (1) summary of employment by job category; (2) full and part-time faculty members by institutional type and control, 1993; (3) percent part-time employees by job category; (4) full and part-time employees by institutional type; (5) community colleges; and (6) public four-year colleges and universities. (JLS)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Trend Analysis
National Education Association, Office of Higher Education, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Office of Higher Education.