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ERIC Number: ED348917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-30
Reference Count: 0
CSU Faculty Workload Study. Final Report.
Serpe, Richard T.; And Others
This report presents findings of a study that compared faculty workloads and the activities of department chairs and temporary faculty both within and between the California State University (CSU) 20 campus system and a comparable set of institutions (n=35) located throughout the United States. Study findings address the following issues: permanent and temporary faculty hours worked and allocation of time to activities; permanent and temporary faculty research, creative, and professional activities; permanent and temporary faculty teaching load and teaching activities; department chairs' hours worked and time allocations; comparison of chairs' research and creative activities; chairs' teaching load and teaching activities; chairs' evaluations of faculty satisfaction and wants; gender differences in faculty workload; and ethnic differences in faculty workload. Included among the findings are the following items: (1) estimates regarding the length of the work week are extremely varied; (2) regardless of rank, greater levels of dissatisfaction were reported by CSU faculty for institutional support for workload; (3) CSU faculty spent considerably less time performing or giving exhibitions in the fine arts than the national sample did, regardless of the size of institution; and (4) CSU faculty spent a significantly greater percentage of time on instructional paperwork and research and scholarly activities across the ranks. Appendices include administrative forms and discipline category analyses. (Contains 48 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, College Instruction, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Department Heads, Ethnic Groups, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Part Time Faculty, Sex Differences, State Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Universities
California State University Academic Publications Program, CSU Chancellor's Office, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 132, Long Beach, CA 90802 ($22).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Fullerton. Social Science Research Center.
Identifiers: California State University; California State University Inst for Teach Learn; College Teaching and Learning Collection
Note: This document is part of a collection produced under the auspices of the California State University Institute for Teaching and Learning. The CSU/ITL, created in 1988, facilitates a 20-campus systemwide network of faculty affiliates in response to the demand for improved teaching and learning in the college classroom.