ERIC Number: ED419471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Emerging Presence of Female Faculty in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education: An Historical Perspective, 1974-1994.
Keetz, Mary A.
This report presents data and findings from a 5-year follow-up study to an earlier 16-year (1974-1989) longitudinal study of trends in the hiring and promotion of female faculty within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The two studies have produced an information base on full-time faculty in the state system from 1974-75 through 1994-95. After brief sections on the study's purpose, history, and method, tables present detailed findings for: (1) number, percentage, and distribution of full-time total faculty by institution and sex; (2) number, percentage, and distribution of full-time professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and instructors by institution and sex; (3) number, percentage, and distribution of full-time total faculty at the professor rank by institution and sex; (4) number, percentage, and distribution of graduate student full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment by institution and sex; (5) number, percentage, and distribution of undergraduate FTE enrollment by institution and sex; and (6) ratio of undergraduate student FTE enrollment to full-time total faculty by institution and sex. Discussion of the data notes the continuing lack of gender parity among college faculty and presents a nine-item call for action. Extensive appendices provide further detailed tables for each institution, graphs comparing institutions, and a set of guidelines. (Contains 35 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, College Students, Databases, Educational History, Faculty Promotion, Followup Studies, Full Time Faculty, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, Sex Differences, State Colleges, State Universities, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study, Women Faculty
Institute for Women, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA 19383.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Chester Univ., PA. Inst. for Women.