ERIC Number: ED366285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-8
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Quality and Productivity in Illinois Higher Education: Faculty Roles and Responsibilities.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
In 1991, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, working with Illinois colleges and universities, began an initiative to improve productivity, enhance quality, and refine priorities for higher education in Illinois. This initiative, commonly known as PQP, has focused to date on instructional research, public service, and administrative programs and activities. This report presents an overview and analysis of faculty activities and responsibilities. It summarizes information from a variety of studies and national and state reports that is intended to help institutions refine their priorities related to faculty roles and responsibilities. Specific topics discuss faculty responsibility and faculty characteristics at Illinois public institutions and studies concerning faculty workload. The report examines faculty and PQP in terms of improving productivity and quality, the impact of the curriculum and instructional methodologies, establishing priorities, hiring of faculty, and faculty promotion and compensation. The report concludes that productivity and quality improvements can be realized by modifying the policies and practices that govern the hiring, promotion, and compensation of faculty. Tables provide data for 1982, 1987, and 1992 Illinois public university faculty by tenure status, by rank, by full-time or part-time status, by racial/ethnic and gender characteristics, by institution, by estimated median undergraduate instructional hours, and by difficulty of receiving tenure. Appendices include a policy statement on faculty excellence in teaching and a 23-item bibliography. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.