ERIC Number: ED367222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Faculty Productivity.
Hozeski, Bruce W.; And Others
A survey was conducted of 532 faculty members and 11 administrators at Ball State University (Indiana) concerning the number of hours that faculty typically work; extent of their time devoted to teaching, research, and service/administration; how faculty workload differs by rank and status; and how faculty feel about productivity issues. Findings revealed that: (1) there were no significant differences among various colleges for number of hours worked; (2) the average faculty workload exceeded 50 hours per week for all ranks, and ranged from full professors averaging 57.9 hours down to instructors averaging 53.8 hours; (3) time spent on teaching activities was 40 hours per week for instructors, 34.7 hours for assistant professors, 32.4 hours for associate professors, and 29.4 hours for full professors; (4) assistant professors devoted more time to research than any of the other groups; and (5) administrators reported a mean of 61.4 hours worked, with 11.4 hours devoted to teaching activities, 9.6 hours to research, and 40.4 hours devoted to service/administration. The report includes a copy of the survey form, figures illustrating study findings, responses to the open-ended questions, a commentary on the responses, and the Constitution of the University Senate. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.