ERIC Number: ED025200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Results of Questionnaire on Faculty Work Load.
A questionnaire on faculty work load was sent to the presidents of 57 colleges selected at random except for 3 factors: universities and colleges of the City University of NY were not included; the emphasis was on private institutions; colleges selected were primarily in the south, east and midwest. Of the 39 or 68.4% replies, 35 were from private institutions having a mean enrollment of 2405 and a mean of 229 full-time faculty members. Questions were asked regarding: the number of credit hours faculty usually teach; exceptions and their rationales to "ordinary load"; whether a special formula for equating science labs and studio art classes in determining load was used and, if so, what it was; whether committee assignments, class size, number of different preparations, student advising and counseling, and office hours were considered in determining load; whether readers or assistants were provided for the faculty; whether there was any differentiation in load based on years of service, rank, or new preparation; the average number of days in a week that faculty have commitments; whether full-time faculty were allowed to teach in other institutions during the regular session; whether faculty were allowed to exceed the usual teaching load and, if so, receive additional pay; whether attendance at faculty meetings and student assemblies was required. Answers were presented without analysis by the researcher. A list of the responding institutions is included. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Finch Coll., New York, NY.