ERIC Number: ED420343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Information Technology Staffing in Maryland Community Colleges.
Clagett, Craig A.
The Maryland Community Colleges Technology Council conducted a survey of all 18 community colleges in Maryland during the spring of 1998 to determine the number and salaries of full-time staff supporting campus information technologies. Collectively, the colleges had 377 full-time positions authorized, with 305 positions filled. The organization of information technology varied greatly among the colleges. Of the 29 job titles analyzed in the survey, only 6 were present at more than half of the colleges, and 12 were found at 4 or fewer colleges. Including PC hardware technicians, 46% of the employees had jobs supporting campus networks, and 44% had more traditional management information system titles. Salaries varied substantially, even within the same job title category. Using comparative salary data for 16 job titles, it was found that the average salaries paid by Maryland community colleges were lower than every other reference salary. Industry benchmark salaries for the 7 most common job titles were 18%-28% above Maryland community college averages. Further, only about a third of the colleges paid for or provided specialized training for information technology employees, or paid for travel to professional conferences. (YKH)
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Technology, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Technology, Online Systems, Paraprofessional Personnel, Professional Development, Professional Personnel, Reference Services, Salary Wage Differentials, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Community Colleges Tech. Council.