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ERIC Number: ED417686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Part-Time Faculty: Quality Issues.
Grenzke, Janet
Update, v4 n2 Mar 1998
This publication presents 14 graphs providing data from interviews with 800 part-time college faculty 396 union members and 404 non-members. Results for union members and non-members are reported separately in each graph. The graphs illustrate the following major findings: (1) over two-thirds of part-time faculty hold other jobs; (2) almost half spend at least 20 hours per week at their other jobs; (3) part-time faculty are experienced and provide a stable workforce for their institutions; (4) about half of part-time faculty earn less than $2,500 per course; (5) humanities, English, and languages have the highest percentage of part-time faculty; (6) more women prefer part-time for personal reasons; (7) compared to a 1993 study, multiyear contracts are much less frequent; (8) part-time faculty in states with bargaining units are much more likely to hold office hours than part-time respondents in the 1993 study; (9) part-time faculty are more likely to be evaluated by students and administration than peers; (10) part-time faculty are divided between preferring part-time and preferring full-time positions; and (11) future part-time employment is dependent on a formal evaluation for just over half of part-time faculty. (DB)
National Education Association, Office of Higher Education, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington DC 20036; phone: 202-822-7100.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.