ERIC Number: ED365248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Productivity. Report & Recommendations to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
A review of Oklahoma higher education faculty productivity at state supported institutions resulted in recommendations to enhance quality while working within policy goals. The review identified faculty workload as the central issue and found that studies consistently show that full-time faculty members work 50 to 65 hours a week with about half to 56 percent of their time spent on instructional activities. The report discusses productivity related issues including effects of the traditional academic reward system which focuses on research achievement over teaching achievement. A study of Oklahoma State University (OSU) faculty productivity found that both the research productivity of regular faculty and instructional activities have increased. Another, 1-week, time-mangement study of seven academics suggested that Oklahoma faculty spend 68 percent of their time on instruction, preparing for classes, and counseling students. The review concluded that any successful undertaking to change faculty productivity or the way higher education conducts business must involve a partnership between State Regents, institutions of higher education, and their governing boards. In particular they recommend that Regents adopt 10 recommendations that cover education for State Regents, faculty workload, evaluation measures, mission and academic priorities clarification, funding, curriculum reform, instructional technology, learning productivity, adjunct faculty, and public perception. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Oklahoma; Oklahoma State University