ERIC Number: ED262850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Survival or Excellence? A Study of Instructional Assignment in Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.
Skolnik, Michael L.; And Others
Prepared by the Instructional Assignment Review Committee in response to a legislative mandate to conduct a "comprehensive review of all aspects of instructional assignments" in the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, this report analyzes historical trends and patterns, reviews faculty and administrator perceptions of assignment concerns, and offers recommendations. Following a summary of major study results, the report covers: (1) the research design; (2) the history of collective bargaining in the colleges; (3) contract administration and instructional assignment dispute resolution; (4) trends in enrollment and funding; (5) patterns of instructional assignment; (6) instructional assignment procedures and faculty perceptions of institutional assignment; (7) administrators' perceptions and concerns; (8) pressures related to funding and enrollment, efficiency gains, class size, teaching modes, clinical and field supervision, faculty-student ratios, and budgetary implications of class size limits; (9) educational quality; (10) equity; (11) comparisons with other jurisdictions; (12) bargaining structures and relationships; and (13) recommendations regarding finances, college organization and management, and collective bargaining. Finally, a bibliography and longitudinal data on enrollments, finances, class size, and assignments are provided. (LAL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Class Size, Collective Bargaining, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Faculty Workload, Noninstructional Responsibility, Productivity, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Ratio, Teaching Load, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Instructional Assignment Review Committee, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada