ERIC Number: ED164033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Teaching Load. Community Colleges, Fall 1978.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Faculty teaching loads in the Hawaii Community College System are considered in terms of average semester hours taught, average hours in contact with students, and class size, and as reflected by registration information of students in regular credit programs. Several factors affected teaching loads in Fall 1978: enrollments were lower than in the previous two years, there were more part-time students, and full-time students generally carried lighter credit hour loads; additionally, the full-time equivalent (FTE) count of faculty was higher than in previous years. Data showed that while more courses were offered in Fall 1978, with corresponding increases in instructor semester and contact hours, student registrations and student semester and contact hours were lower than in the previous three semesters. The study also revealed that the number and proportion of classes with ten or fewer students increased by 23% over the previous fall; that on an average class sizes were smaller; and that class sizes in general education courses remained larger than in vocational education courses. Teaching loads were lower than the previous fall: average student hours were 13.3 for the system; weekly instructor contact hours were 16.1 for the system; faculty-student ratios had decreased to 1:21. Tabular data are provided for each campus and the system as a whole. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii