ERIC Number: ED119591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Activity Survey.
Maryland Council for Higher Education, Annapolis.
A working group, composed of both faculty and administration representatives from the State Board for Community Colleges and the community colleges, the Board of Trustees for State Colleges, the University of Maryland, and the private institutions, met together over a period of several months to develop the design of the study and the data collection instrument. Responses were obtained from over four thousand full-time faculty members. An additional 1,800 responses were received from part-time faculty members. Some findings were: (1) faculty members in Maryland's institutions of higher education reported workloads similar to those reported by faculty members in other states; (2) the percentages of time devoted to different activities vary according to institutional missions; (3) total workloads of the University faculty members appear to be within the recommended guidelines of the American Association of University Professors; (4) nearly constant amounts of time expended in preparation and administration per credit hour were taught regardless of course levels; (5) product of student credit hours per full-time equivalent faculty member varied greatly by segment, by level of instruction, and by field of knowledge; and (6) by enabling each institution to compare its own data with statewide averages, efficiency or its absence may be recognized. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Council for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland