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Title:  Background Characteristics, Work Activities, and Compensation of Instructional Faculty and Staff: Fall 2003
Description: This publication is the second from the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04), a study of faculty and instructional staff in public and private not-for-profit 2-year-and-above postsecondary institutions in the United States. This report describes the background characteristics, work activities, and compensation of instructional faculty and staff in fall 2003, by employment status, institution type, and program area. The results show that the majority (57 percent) of instructional faculty and staff were employed full time in fall 2003. Women made up a larger proportion of part-time than full-time instructional faculty and staff (47 percent vs. 38 percent). Full-time instructional faculty and staff, overall, reported working an average of 53 hours each week at all jobs both within and outside the institution, and part-time faculty averaged 40 hours per week at all jobs. The average basic salary from the institution for full-time instructional faculty and staff in all types of institutions was $66,800, and the average basic salary for part-time instructional staff was $11,000 in 2003.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: December 2005
Web Release: December 21, 2005
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2006176
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: E. Forrest Cataldi and E. M. Bradburn, MPR Associates, Inc.; and M. Fahimi, RTI International
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF)
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
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