ERIC Number: ED200175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Student Credit Hours per Full Time Equivalent Faculty Members by Discipline. Data Representing a Set of Rocky Mountain Institutions.
Laughlin, J. Stanley
Based on a review of the literature on faculty workloads, a ratio of student credit hours per full-time equivalent faculty member is developed at the discipline level. This approach is recommended for use as a departmental loading, not for individual faculty member loading. The procedure involves developing a low point, an average point, and a high point for each ratio by discipline. The department would be expected to work within this interval, which allows the management to work out the ratio desired with departmental personnel, thereby conceptualizing differences due to such factors as the amount of research or other activities one is expected to perform. To illustrate the creation of a mean and interval, 1978 data from Rocky Mountain colleges and universities are used. A statistical table indicates a high, average, and low student credit hour per full-time faculty equivalent for various disciplines. The highs and lows were calculated by using one standard deviation above and below the mean. It is suggested that this information could provide administrators with a ratio and an interval estimate with which to study their own institutions. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Course Load; United States (Rocky Mountain States)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (1979).