ERIC Number: ED132987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
A Comparison of District and Statewide Faculty Loads, Fall 1972-Fall 1975. Research Report 76-07.
Alworth, Robert M.; Weiser, Irving
This publication provides data on day-program full-time faculty teaching loads in the Los Angeles community colleges for the fall semesters 1972 through 1975, compared to total statewide averages, and statewide small college and large college averages, by instructional discipline. Faculty load is computed by dividing weekly student contact hours per discipline by full-time equivalent faculty assigned to that discipline. Average faculty load within the Los Angeles Community College District for fall 1975 was 526, compared to a statewide average of 534. District load figures for the individual instructional disciplines for fall 1975 compared to fall 1974 reveal decreases in fifteen areas and increases in eight. Both districtwide and statewide, largest loads occurred in the social science disciplines, while smallest loads occurred in the health professions, foreign languages, letters, and library science. From fall 1972 through fall 1975, average District load was lower than the statewide average in all years but 1974. Since 1972 the average District day load has increased 5.4% while day weekly student contact hours have increased 23%. Load data for the nine individual colleges in the District are included in this report. Additionally, graphic and tabular displays comparing District load with average statewide and average small and large college load by instructional disciplines are presented. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.
Identifiers - Location: California