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ERIC Number: ED231261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 12
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Equitability of Instructional Workload: Correlates of University Faculty Teaching Loads.
Kojaku, Lawrence K.; Zrebiec, Louis
The extent to which instructional contact and student credit hours are related to a number of variables reflecting the equitability of faculty workload assignments was studied. Simultaneous multiple regression analyses were performed on the fall 1980 and fall 1981 course and personnel records of approximately 2,220 faculty at four selective public universities in the Northeast. The dependent variables were the number of instructional contact and student credit hours generated, while independent variables included institution, Higher Education General Information Survey Taxonomy discipline area, average level of courses taught, and annual salary. The faculty differed greatly in terms of both measures of instructional workload, contact hours, and student credit hours. However, this variance was not attributable to differences among the four institutions (e.g., size and extent of doctoral education and research activity); salary; rank; or level of students taught. The primary subject field areas in which faculty taught had a clear, independent effect on their instructional contact hours and a somewhat less clear effect on student credit hours taught. Complex differences in teaching workload among discipline areas are briefly noted. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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