ERIC Number: ED356821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The University and Community College System of Nevada. Faculty Workload Study, Fall 1992.
Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.
In response to declining state resources, institutions often increase faculty/student ratios and teaching loads to help balance budgets. In order to gain a clearer sense of the consequences of such courses of action, the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) undertook a survey of the total workload of all full-time instructional faculty employed during the fall 1992 semester. In the survey, faculty were asked to report the average amount of time per week they devoted to teaching, research, and service activities. Survey findings, based on a 90% response rate, included the following: (1) community college faculty reported spending an average of 59.9 hours per week on professional activities, while university faculty reported an average of 58 hours per week; (2) all UCCSN faculty spent the majority of their time in teaching and teaching-related activities, with community college faculty spending 45.8 hours per week and university faculty spending 35 hours per week; (3) community college faculty spent 16 hours per week in the classroom and taught approximately 5 courses and 107 students per semester; (4) university faculty spent 9.2 hours per week in the classroom and taught approximately 3 courses and 76 students per semester; (5) community college faculty reported spending an additional 6 hours per week on research/scholarship activities, 6.7 hours on internal service, and 1.6 hours on public service; and (6) university faculty reported spending an additional 14.5 hours per week on research/ scholarship, 6.8 hours on internal service, and 1.6 hours on public service. The survey instrument is appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.