ERIC Number: ED413819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty: Gender Differences.
Chronister, Jay L.; Gansneder, Bruce M.; Harper, Elizabeth; Baldwin, Roger G.
NEA Higher Education Research Center Update, v3 n5 Nov 1997
Tables and text summarize differences and trends in gender differences among full-time non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty. Five tables present data on: (1) change in faculty distribution by gender and tenure status, fall 1975-fall 1993; (2) gender distribution of full-time NTT faculty across types of institutions, fall 1992; (3) percent distribution of full-time female and male NTT faculty by program areas, 1992-93; (4) average salaries of full-time male and female NTT faculty by type of institution, 1992-93; and (5) mean instructional duties satisfaction by full-time NTT faculty by gender, fall 1992. Paragraphs summarize available information on: where full-time NTT faculty are employed; NTT faculty by program area; and their academic preparation, age, years in current position, workload, scholarly productivity, compensation, and job satisfaction. The article notes that the proportion of NTT faculty has gone from 18.6 percent to 27.3 percent, with most of the increase due to female faculty; that NTT women now make up more than half of the faculty at 2-year and masters-level institutions; that women NTT are likely to be employed in traditionally female fields, to make less money, to publish less frequently; and be less likely to hold a doctorate or professional degree. (DB)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Career Development, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Nontenured Faculty, Sex Differences, Teacher Salaries, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Office of Higher Education.