ERIC Number: ED174075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
The Impacts of the Faculty Workload Emphasis on Postsecondary Education in the 1980s. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Henard, Ralph E.
The implications of faculty workload and formula budgeting issues on higher education in the 1980s are discussed. Because of declining enrollments and tight resources it is suggested that state legislative committees in the 1980s will accelerate their requests for faculty workload data related to formulas for the allocations of full-time faculty. Executive Officers of state commissions or state boards of higher education in the United States were surveyed to determine the effect of faculty workloads on appropriations. In more than one-half of the responding states, the survey indicated that faculty workloads would affect appropriations. Impacts of this concern over faculty workloads include: increased state encroachments in academic decisionmaking, reduction of the quantity and quality of research, more state control over what is taught because of the emphasis on student credit-hour production, and an increased unionization of faculties. It is suggested that these impacts could prompt institutions to develop faculty workload formulas as a protection against the use of inadequate workload measures by state committees. (Author/SF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979)