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A FACULTY IN TRANSITION. A STUDY OF THE CHANGES IN JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY’S INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY SINCE 1986 Frank J. Doherty Director of Institutional Research November 30, 2001. Purpose. Examine how JMU’s faculty have changed since 1986 Demographics Compensation Faculty Activity

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A faculty in transition

A FACULTY IN TRANSITION

A STUDY OF THE CHANGES IN JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY’S INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY SINCE 1986

Frank J. Doherty

Director of Institutional Research

November 30, 2001


Purpose
Purpose

  • Examine how JMU’s faculty have changed since 1986

    • Demographics

    • Compensation

    • Faculty Activity

  • Discuss implications of study


Demographics
Demographics

  • Total full-time faculty

  • Number with terminal degrees

  • Changes in gender and ethnic origin

  • JMU years and age

  • Retention









Compensation
Compensation

  • Average salary by rank

  • Salary increases for continuing faculty




Faculty activity
Faculty Activity

  • Average hours by activity

  • Percent of total time by activity

  • Faculty resource use






Summary
Summary

  • The number of full-time faculty has grown in proportion to increases in students

  • The percentage of faculty with tenure has decreased significantly in the last five years to 51 percent

  • The JMU faculty are more highly degreed than in 1986

  • The JMU faculty are more diverse than in 1986


Summary1
Summary

  • The JMU faculty are more likely to have come to JMU in the last five years

  • Approximately 60 percent of new tenure-track assistant professors are still employed by JMU after seven years

  • The average faculty salary increased by 73 percent since 1986, compared with 62 percent for the Consumer Price Index


Summary2
Summary

  • The typical JMU faculty member spends a higher percentage of his or her time in instructional activities than 25 years ago

  • The most recent student-to-faculty ratio, 17.5:1, is the lowest in the last ten years, down from 19.2:1 in 1997


Questions
Questions

  • Implications of the study

  • Additional information


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