ERIC Number: ED036270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Student-Faculty Ratios in Higher Education.
Bolin, John G.; McMurrain, Tom
This study of student-faculty ratios was initiated in the Fall of 1968. A survey was conducted of 206 institutions selected according to geographic region, type of fiscal control, highest academic degree offered and institutional size. These factors were also used in analyzing the data. Information was requested on: (1) full-time student-faculty ratio; (2) the average credit hour loads for faculty and students; (3) use of graduate assistants in teaching; (4) the effect of educational television on student-faculty ratio; (5) the relationship between student-faculty ratio and teaching effectiveness; (6) changes in student-faculty ratio since 1964; and (7) differences of student-faculty ratios among different departments. About 80% of the sample responded. No conclusions were drawn from the findings. The questionnaire and a list of the participating institutions are appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Faculty, Higher Education, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Load
Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.