ERIC Number: ED121367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Full-Time Instructional Load Policies in Selected Community-Junior Colleges.
Brown, Barbara; Romoser, Richard
Instructional workload policies in community colleges around the country were investigated in order to determine whether changes have been occurring over the past few years and to compare the policy of Cuyahoga Community College with those of similar institutions. Mailed questionnaires resulted in 27 out of 37 possible responses. Load policies were requested in terms of minimum, maximum, and "most frequent" or normal loads expressed in academic credit and/or contact (class) hours per week, as well as in average aggregate student contact hours per week per full-time equivalent faculty member. Institutions reporting a "most frequent" weekly average per faculty member cited 14.8 for credit hours and 15.0 for contact hours. The average of the seven institutions that provided information about aggregate weekly student contact hours per FTE faculty was 457 hours. The figures for Cuyahoga Community College were slightly lower for academic credit hours and contact hours and considerably lower for contact hours per FTE faculty. Of the 16 institutions that provided comparative data for both 1973 and 1975, only one reported a decrease in workload policy during that time and none reported an increase. No significant differences were found between the policies of the union and nonunion groups of institutions. Survey responses are presented in tables by institution, and the questionnaire is included. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.