ERIC Number: ED201236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Remuneration in Providing Continuing Education Courses. Results of a Rocky Mountain Sample.
Laughlin, J. Stanley
In an effort to determine current salary levels and other practices related to personnel teaching continuing education, a survey of 23 institutions in the Rocky Mountain West was conducted by the Office of Institutional Research at Idaho State University. It was found that most of these institutions provide compensation or remuneration to faculty on a per credit hour basis with little or no attention paid to faculty rank. The average semester per credit hour rate was $315.00, with $255,00 the mean for instruction under the quarter system. It was concluded that slightly more than one-half of the institutions develop these courses on the basis of direct negotiation with the instructor. The complexity of the subject matter and the travel involved often entered in as items to be considered in reaching agreement. Nine institutions responded that they paid instructors on the basis of contract hours. The majority of institutions maintain travel allowances that average 18.5 cents a mile, with an additional stipend for meals and lodging. However, 18 of the 23 institutions surveyed do not provide monies to part-time faculty. One-half of the institutions reported providing monies to faculty for course development for unique courses. The money was usually paid directly to the faculty member. Appendices include a sample copy of the questionnaire and a listing of institutions returning questionnaires. (Author/LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Univ., Pocatello.
Identifiers: Arizona; Colorado; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; United States (Rocky Mountain States); Utah; Washington; Wyoming