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ERIC Number: ED160164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 98
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Criteria for Work Load in Michigan Public Comprehensive Community/Junior Colleges: Perceptions and Analysis.
Lindeken, Daniel Frederick
A questionnaire was mailed to the presidents of the 29 public comprehensive community/junior colleges in Michigan to study the criteria used in determining faculty work load. Nineteen (65%) responded. Fifty-five factors of faculty load determinants were rated by respondents as: (1) "used in determining load factors"; (2) "used in determining load but not separated from other teaching methods"; or (3) "assumed to occur but not calculated". These factors were then judged by respondents as either "not important", "important but assumed to occur", or "essential". Of the five determinants rated as both "used in determining load factors" and "essential", only two were used by over 50% of those responding; lecture/laboratory was used in determining load by 66% and was rated essential by 70%, while contact hours determined load for 70% with 78% indicating this factor was essential. The remaining three determinants were team teaching, coaching varsity sports, and department chairmanship. The other 50 determinants were considered between "important but assumed to occur" and "essential", yet were not given special attention in calculating work load. A review of the literature, an extensive bibliography and appendices containing the survey instrument, an open-ended information sheet, and a list of definitions are included. (MB)
University Microfilms, P. O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-27, 427, MF $8.25, Xerography $16.50)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan