ERIC Number: ED451881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Part-Time Faculty Compensation in California Community Colleges: A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to Assembly Bill 420. Commission Report.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This document reports on part-time faculty compensation in California Community Colleges, based on a literature review of bargaining contracts and salary schedules, data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and the California Community College Chancellor's Office. Also, a statewide faculty survey was distributed to 13,500 full-time and part-time faculty at a sample of 22 community college districts, with a 22 percent response rate. Some of the study's key findings include the following: (1) part-time salaries vary among the 22 community college districts sampled from a low of $29 to a high of $68 per credit hour; (2) the use of part-time instructors differs by discipline with approximately 58% of part-time instructors teaching in humanities, social sciences, and business/technical courses; (3) part-time instructors on average earn 50-60 percent of what full-time instructors earn with comparable experience and educational backgrounds; and (4) approximately 75% of part-time instructors report additional employment. Specific recommendations concern: (1) statewide policy articulation regarding minimum/core functions of community colleges; (2) the development of salary schedules for part-time faculty members that have structures more comparable to that of full-time faculty; (3) an examination of the current distribution of compensation resources; (4) further exploration of how community college districts could provide benefits as a component of compensation; and (5) an ongoing comprehensive, centralized, and independent data gathering effort to provide policymakers with information on both part-time and full-time faculty. (Contains 71 references.) (KS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Compensation (Remuneration), Multicampus Districts, Part Time Faculty, Research Reports, Salaries, State Norms, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Ste. 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.