ERIC Number: ED385335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Workload Report, Fall 1994.
Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.
In fall 1994, 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 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 99% response rate (n=1,242.4 full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty), included the following: (1) all UCCSN faculty spent the majority of their time on teaching and teaching-related activities, with community college faculty spending 46 hours per week (78.6% of their time) and university faculty spending 35 hours per week (58.5% of their time); (2) community college faculty taught approximately 14 credit hours, approximately 5 courses, and 108 students per semester; (3) university faculty taught nearly 10 credit hours, approximately 4 courses, and 76 students per semester; (4) community college faculty reported spending an additional 5 hours per week on research/scholarship activities, 6 hours per week on internal service, and 1.5 hours on public service; (5) university faculty reported spending an additional 14.5 hours per week on research/scholarship, 7 hours per week on internal service, and 3 hours on public service; and (6) compared to a 1992 study, fewer numbers of FTE faculty taught more course and more students in 1994 than in 1992. (Data tables are included.) (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada