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ERIC Number: EJ1004555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
What Constitutes a Critical Mass? An Investigation of Faculty Staffing Patterns in Educational Leadership Programs
Hackmann, Donald G.; McCarthy, Martha M.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v8 n1 p5-27 Apr 2013
This study examined faculty staffing patterns in 217 university-based leadership preparation programs, using data collected from an online questionnaire. Units rely on full-time educational leadership faculty, faculty from outside their units, and adjuncts to comprise their instructional core. Findings disclose that research institutions have smaller student-faculty ratios than other institution types, and units with enrollments exceeding 500 students employ significantly more adjuncts than institutions with smaller enrollments. Units are hiring more adjuncts and full-time clinical faculty, while employing fewer tenure-line faculty than reported in previous studies of the professoriate. In addition, full-time faculty numbers are not increasing proportionately with enrollment increases. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States