ERIC Number: ED414846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Retirement and Other Departure Plans of Instructional Faculty and Staff in Higher Education Institutions. 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF-93). Statistical Analysis Report.
Chronister, Jay L.; Baldwin, Roger G.; Conley, Valerie M.
This study examined retirement and other departure plans of full- and part-time faculty and staff in higher education institutions using data from the 1988 and 1993 National Studies of Postsecondary Faculty. Among the study's findings were: 22 percent of full-time and 38 percent of part-time faculty planned to leave their current position within the next three years; 57 percent of full-time faculty and staff planned to retire between the ages of 60 and 70; 28 percent of full-time faculty and staff indicated a willingness to take early retirement; and differences in retirement plans existed by gender, race/ethnicity, academic field, and type and control of institution. The study concluded that institutional policies such as early retirement incentives and part-time employment options may alter employees' retirement plans and behavior. Individual sections of the report detail the study's findings on: characteristics of full-time and part-time instructional faculty and staff; retirement and other separation and mobility plans; mobility to a job not in postsecondary education; expected retirement age or age when planning to leave postsecondary education; and interest in early retirement options. Appended are technical notes, standard error tables, and the survey questionnaires. (DB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Aging in Academia, College Faculty, Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Mobility, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, National Surveys, Older Adults, Part Time Faculty, Personnel, Retirement, Sex Differences, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Retirement
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.; College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.; Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Arlington, VA.