ERIC Number: ED114135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of District and Statewide Faculty Loads, Fall 1973-Fall 1974. Research Report 75-07.
Alworth, Robert M.; Reich, Dorothy
This publication provides data on day faculty teaching loads in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) for fall 1973 and fall 1974, and compares this data to statewide statistics. The overall LACCD teaching load in fall 1974 was 532 weekly student contact hours per full-time faculty member, compared to 531 for large community colleges statewide, 489 for small community colleges, and 521 for all community colleges. The 1974 LACCD faculty load represented a 4.9 percent increase over the 1973 figure of 507. Although faculty loads increased over the two years, the overall profiles for both LACCD and statewide institutions were similar in the various disciplines for the two years. The largest increases occurred in the fields of foreign languages, public affairs and services, architecture and environmental design, and home economics. Decreases occurred in health professions, commerce, apprenticeship, communications, law, and mathematics. One reason for the increases in faculty load, both in the LACCD and statewide, was an unexpectedly large enrollment increase in fall 1974. Data are tabulated for the district as a whole and for each of the eight LACCD institutions by instructional program area, and the percentage differences are calculated between the LACCD averages and statewide averages for institutions of comparable size. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.
Identifiers - Location: California