ERIC Number: ED211535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Third Annual Academic Production and Funding Study of Teacher Education Programs in Senior State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. 1979-1980.
Peseau, Bruce A.
The academic productivity and finance of 63 teacher education programs in state universities and land-grant colleges in 37 states are analyzed. The purpose of the analysis is not only to better understand the nature of these teacher education programs, but also to assess their relative condition. A survey instrument was mailed to 111 state universities and land-grant colleges. Deans from 63 of the universities' schools of education answered the questionnaires. Code numbers were assigned to each of the schools for confidentiality. Data were provided on 211 variables in major categories of: (1) program approval; (2) faculty, faculty load, and salaries; (3) budgets and related full-time equivalent (FTE) staffing; (4) academic productivity by level; and (5) degrees conferred by level. Another 59 variables were calculated from the data including: (1) average class size; (2) credit hour productivity per FTE faculty; (3) cost per credit hour; (4) cost per FTE student; (5) institutional program complexity; (6) student-faculty ratios; (7) faculty to support staff ratios; and (8) resources from university and external sources. The findings indicate that many teacher education progams are severely underfunded. Among these 63 universities, the average direct costs of instruction per undergraduate teacher education major was only 65 per cent as much as for a public school student. Tables present data on 63 program variables, and also appended are a list of participating institutions, the data-gathering instrument, and a table of program complexity factors. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Class Size, Degrees (Academic), Educational Finance, Faculty Workload, Financial Needs, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Program Costs, Program Validation, Schools of Education, State Universities, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.