ERIC Number: ED179133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
University of California Faculty Time-Use Study. Report for the 1977-1978 Academic Year.
Institute for Research in Social Behavior, Berkeley, CA.
A survey of University of California faculty time-use was undertaken as a replacement for less accurate methods of estimating faculty time-use. After sections introducing the study and presenting highlights from the report, focus is on the methodology. Particulars such as the sampling procedures and measures used to evaluate data quality are discussed. Calculation methods are explained, and the activities of both full-time and part-time faculty are reported. Among major findings of the study were that full-time faculty members averaged over 62 hours a week on university-related activities of all types including: 27.1 hours on instructional activities, 22.9 hours on research/creative activities, 7.5 hours in university service, and 4.9 hours in professional activities/public service. Appendices detail the estimating procedure and the frequency distributions of responses on key variables, and provide notes on the methodology and illustrative field materials used in data collection. (PHR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Labor Utilization, Noninstructional Responsibility, Time, Use Studies
Institute for Research in Social Behavior, Claremont Office Park, Berkeley, CA 94705
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Research in Social Behavior, Berkeley, CA.