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ERIC Number: ED412888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Pages: 257
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-16-049231-9
Instructional Faculty and Staff in Higher Education Institutions: Fall 1987 and Fall 1992. 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF-93). Statistical Analysis Report.
Kirshstein, Rita J.; Matheson, Nancy; Jing, Zhongren; Zimbler, Linda J.
This report compares findings from faculty surveys conducted as part of the 1987-88 National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty, which is limited to faculty and staff with instructional responsibilities, and the 1992-93 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, which includes instructional as well as noninstructional faculty. In particular, the report examines faculty composition (employment and tenure status, academic rank, highest degree, and social/demographic characteristics); work requirements (workweek, time allocation, instructional workload, research productivity, workload satisfaction); and salaries (overall compensation, by source of income, and satisfaction with salary and benefits). Some of the changes from 1987 to 1992 highlighted by the report include: an increase in the percentage of part-time instructional faculty; no change in the percentage of faculty who held the rank of full professor; a decline in the percentage of tenured faculty; some "aging" of both faculty and staff; an increase of 6 percent in female faculty; little change in the percentage of white, full time faculty; less satisfaction with workloads; a fairly constant level of research productivity; little change in the overall duration of the work week; and salaries keeping pace with inflation. The four appendices include supplementary tables, technical notes, standard error tables and survey questionnaires. (LEE)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty