ERIC Number: ED034484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Report on a Study of Faculty Activities at the University of Toronto.
Hansen, B. L.; Sandler, S.
As the first phase of a 2-phase cost study at the University of Toronto, a survey was made of the weekly distribution of time of full-time academic staff in 1966-67. This report presents the results gathered from 719 respondents to a questionnaire. For the purposes of the study, time distribution was divided into undergraduate instruction, graduate instruction, graduate supervision, university research, assisted research, reading and study, administration, student services, public services, and "other professional activities." Academic staff was divided into the categories of: full professors, associate professors; instructors, department heads, and associate deans. The report gives the weekly time distribution of each of the academic ranks in each area both for the summer session and regular academic year. An analysis of the more significant results shows that 82% of the professors' time was devoted to strictly academic activities, and that the average annual unit cost of graduate students was about 4 times that of undergraduates. A time-profile of the average professor is formed and some "important" academic workload standards are proposed. Tables and graphs illustrate the discussion. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: University of Toronto (Canada)