ERIC Number: ED451772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Background Characteristics, Work Activities, and Compensation of Faculty and Instructional Staff in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 1998. National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, 1999 (NSOPF:99). E.D. Tabs.
Zimbler, Linda J.
This report describes faculty and instructional staff in public and private not-for-profit 2-year-and-above postsecondary institutions in the United States. It is the first publication based on the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:99). For this study, a nationally representative sample of faculty and instructional staff received questionnaires in 1999 that asked about their employment in the fall of 1998. Depending on their institution's policies, some faculty did not have instructional duties (e.g., teaching one or more classes or advising or supervising students' academic activities), and some individuals with faculty status did not have "faculty" status. All instructional duties for some individuals were related to noncredit courses or advising or supervising noncredit academic activities. Compendium tables 1 through 5 are based on all faculty and instructional staff; compendium tables 6 through 34 include only faculty and staff with some instructional duties for credit. In the fall of 1998 there were about 1.1 million faculty and instructional staff employed by public and private not-for-profit 2-year-and-above postsecondary institutions in the United States. Most were employed by 4-year institutions, with public research and public comprehensive institutions employing the greatest number. Fifty-seven percent were employed full-time and 43% were employed part-time. Employment status varied with the type of institution, but faculty and staff of research institutions were more likely to by full-time employees. Approximately 91% of full- and part-time faculty and instructional staff had some for-credit teaching responsibilities. (Contains 6 figures and 34 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Instruction, National Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.