ERIC Number: ED110109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Load: A Report to the Dean of Instruction.
College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX.
In order to clarify policy on teacher load at College of the Mainland (COM), a special committee asked 46 Texas two-year colleges to submit their policies on faculty load (29 did so), selected three responding Texas two-year colleges for further interviews, conducted a literature review, profiled current loads at COM, and sent a questionnaire to all COM faculty members (84 percent responded). This document contains the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the special committee. Findings indicated little uniformity of policy. It was concluded that the question of teacher load is a local issue dealt with according to local conditions and typically under the administration and approval of the responsible dean. Results of the faculty questionnaire indicated that COM faculty members were involved in varying amounts of non-teaching activities and that they carried extremely varying teaching loads. The document includes copies of the policies submitted by the 29 Texas two-year colleges, transcripts of the interviews, tables of data illustrating Texas load policies, and the faculty questionnaire with tabulated responses. Also included are a position description for a full-time instructor at COM, the self-study report on faculty load, and committee recommendations for formulae to measure teacher load. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX.