ERIC Number: ED452764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-9
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Faculty Work and Results: Productivity Review, 2000-01.
Oregon Univ., Eugene.
This report describes the roles and productivity of faculty members in the Oregon University System (OUS). Of the 3,199 ranked instructional faculty members in 2000-2001, three-fourths were full time, but the proportion of full-time faculty in the senior ranks and holding tenure has declined since 1995-1996. The proportion of faculty members who are women increased, and the proportion of ranked faculty of color increased. OUS offered 12% more class sections in fall 2000 compared with fall 1995, a gain that was accomplished mainly through an increase in adjunct faculty. OUS faculty produced 2.6 million student credit hours in 1999-2000 (up 13% overall in performance reported over three periods: 1995-1996, 1997-1998, and 2000-2001). OUS faculty attracted millions of dollars in new resources to Oregon, especially through grants, gifts, and contracts. Through public service activities, OUS faculty contribute knowledge in real-life settings to Oregon's citizens. Average faculty salaries have remained low at OUS, and these lower salaries have inhibited the ability of the university system to recruit effectively. The Oregon Board of Higher Education recognizes the need to retain and recruit quality faculty to sustain and accelerate the university system's productivity. Seventeen appendixes contain tables of data about faculty numbers, student enrollment, and salaries. (Contains 12 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.