ERIC Number: ED412888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Demography, Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty, Salaries, Social Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys, Teaching Load, Tenure, Women Faculty
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
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