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ERIC Number: EJ913550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
Hiring and Recruiting Female Faculty
Lester, Jaime; Bers, Trudy
New Directions for Community Colleges, n152 p41-48 Win 2010
Community colleges are generally more inclusive to female faculty as compared to four-year institutions. Women represent 49 percent of fulltime and 50 percent of part-time community college faculty, a stark contrast to the low numbers of female faculty in four-year institutions. Female faculty at community colleges also receive similar rates of compensation. West and Curtis (2006) found that women's faculty salaries are 81 percent as a percentage of men's in all public institutions and 95 percent at public two-year colleges. In contrast, gender segregation continues in traditionally feminized disciplines--professional and academic disciplines that are historically populated by women. English, education, human science, health professions, and library science are primarily dominated by women, with over 65 percent of the faculty being female, while more than 70 percent of the faculty in physical science and security and protective services are male faculty. This chapter explores the attractiveness of community colleges for female faculty. It highlights areas that need continued improvement to attract and retain female faculty and provides recommendations for changes to policies and practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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