ERIC Number: ED062947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Activity Analysis: Overview and Major Issues.
Romney, Leonard C.
One of the primary objectives of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) is to develop methods and techniques to assist institutional decision makers in allocating and utilizing available resources. Besides being key institutional resources, faculties are primary users of financial resources. Their salaries often represent 60 to 80 percent of institutional operating budgets. In the context of other NCHEMS projects dealing with program costing, it is imperative that faculty salaries be distributed to programs. Data on faculty activities are on way to do this. For these reasons, faculty activity analysis (FAA) is the subject of the present project. The purposes of the FAA project are to develop (1) techniques for collecting data that will serve as a foundation for allocating faculty salaries to institutional programs, and (2) standard procedures for analyzing faculty activities. This document presents a discussion of the broad purposes of FAA, an overview of the issues that must be addressed during the design of faculty activity studies, and a review of the literature. A comprehensive bibliography concludes the paper. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.