ERIC Number: ED466710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-22
Reference Count: N/A
Part-Time Faculty Survey Report Prepared for the Ohio Board of Regents.
Sheehan, Robert; McCann, Stephanie
A survey of part-time faculty at state-funded institutions of higher education in Ohio was conducted in spring 2000. A weighted, stratified, random sample of part-time faculty was selected, and there was a 50% response rate, for a total of 2,520 responses. Findings show that part-time faculty make up a significant portion of the state higher education faculty, with 42% of all faculty reported by the institutions as having part-time status. Most are employed on university main campuses and community colleges. The percentage of part-time faculty by academic area varies by sector, but part-time faculty at community colleges most often report an academic area of Humanities, Mathematics, and Natural Science, while those at technical colleges most often report an academic area of Technical Program. More part-time faculty members hold a masters degree than any other degree type, except at medical schools where most part-time faculty (52%) reported holding a professional degree. Most part-time faculty had been employed only a short time (1 to 3 years) at the institution where they worked, but many had considerable experience as an instructor. Only 19% were teaching at more than one institution, but 69% were engaged in professional work related to the field in which they were teaching (94% of medical school part-time faculty). Additional information about the conditions of part-time teaching at the college level in Ohio rounds out the profile of part-time faculty. (Contains 27 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty, State Colleges, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Surveys
For full text: http://www.regents.state.oh.us/mainpages/ Final%20Part-time%20Survey%20Report_final.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio