ASEE Prism Magazine  - November 2002
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In 1998, there were nearly 976,000 full-time instructional faculty and staff members at the nation's colleges and universities, and 53 percent of them were tenured. In engineering, 67 percent of the full-time instructional faculty were tenured.

 

Who's on Track?

Percentage of full-time instructional faculty and staff by tenure status:

 
1992
1998
Tenured
54%
53%
On tenure-track
22%
19%
Not on tenure-track
16%
18%
No tenure system
8%
10%

 

Engineering Leads the Pack

Percentage of Full-time instructional faculty and staff in four-year institutions who are tenured in these disciplines:

 

Tenure By Gender

Percentage of full-time instructional faculty and staff at four-year institutions who are tenured by sex:

 
Male
Female
Tenured
61%
40%
On tenure-track
17%
25%
Not on tenure-track
16%
30%
No tenure system
6%
7%

 

Tenure By Ethnicity

Percentage of Full-time instructional faculty and staff at four-year institutions who are tenured by ethnicity:

 

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