ERIC Number: ED427800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Full-Time Part-Time Faculty: A Proposal for Perspective.
Mize, Rita M.
During the 1998-99 fiscal year, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges established a task force to consider issues regarding the hiring of part-time faculty to supplement core or full-time faculty. This policy paper examines the history and origins of the 75-25 ratio (states that 75% of credit instruction hours must be taught by full-time instructors), considers the research data on the effectiveness of full-time faculty, identifies the advantages and disadvantages of using part-time faculty, and proposes some possible modifications of laws and practice that would ensure the continued quality of community college education. The paper discusses the (1) California legislation from 1970 to 1998; (2) 1978-98 Board of Governors (BOG) agenda; (3) 1986 and 1987 Commission for Review of the Master Plan; (4) 1987 Joint Legislative Committee; (5) 1988 AACC Commission; (6) 1990 Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and (7) 1998 Chancellor's Consultation. Included are California and national data comparisons of full-/part-time faculty employment since 1975, research on the effectiveness of full- vs. part-time faculty, the advantages and disadvantages of part-time faculty, and recommendations for policymakers. Contains 22 references. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.