ERIC Number: ED198843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Course Registration and Faculty Teaching Report. University of Hawaii, Community Colleges, Fall 1980.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Registration data for students enrolled in regular credit classes at six Hawaii community colleges during Fall 1980 were examined to measure instructor workload in terms of class size, average semester hours taught, and the average hours in contact with students. Major findings reveal that, during Fall 1980, 19,359 students were enrolled in 2,837 classes and carried 8,206 student semester hours. Only 160 of the classes had enrollments of 10 students or less, and the average class size was 24. General education classes experienced higher average enrollments (25 students) than did vocational classes (23 students). Findings directly related to faculty workload reveal that 623.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) instructors taught an average of 13.2 semester hours and that the average number of student contact hours was 15.9. The average productivity ratio (number of student semester hours divided by FTE faculty) was 306 and the ratio of FTE faculty to FTE students was 1 to 20. The study report presents findings on a series of tables which compare findings by college with similar data collected annually since 1976 and break down 1980 findings for each college by program area. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.