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ERIC Number: ED503674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-10
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Education in the Balance: A Report on the Academic Workforce in English. Report of the 2007 ADE Ad Hoc Committee on Staffing
Modern Language Association
The National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) surveys more than 26,000 faculty members in all fields in US colleges and universities. Those canvassed by the NSOPF form a nationally representative sample of full- and part-time faculty members in degree-granting public and private not-for-profit institutions that are located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and that participate in the student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The NSOPF allows researchers access to systematic data about faculty members in specific teaching fields. Information reported on teachers of English in higher education includes: (1) Numbers and Percentages of Faculty Members in Different Employment and Tenure Statuses; (2) Number of Full-time Tenured and Tenure-Track, Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track and Part-Time Faculty Members; (3) Total Student Enrollment and Undergraduate Student Enrollment; (4) Numbers, Percentages, Academic Degree of English by Type of Institution; and (5) Average Salary Information. Appended are charts and tables relating to: (1) Data from the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty on the Gender Distribution of Faculty Members in English Employed in Different Faculty Categories; and (2) Staffing Patterns in English Departments in Public and Private Institutions. (Contains 3 notes, 41 figures, and 21 tables.) [This document was published with the Association of Departments of English (ADE).]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV