ERIC Number: ED396799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Administration Divisional Workload Matrix.
Neumann, Richard; Roberts, Keith
In response to an anticipated decrease in the number of associate dean positions at Wisconsin's Milwaukee Area Technical College, a model was developed to quantify the workload associated with the administration of an academic division. First, factors affecting the instructional division workload were identified, including the numbers of full- and part-time faculty and staff supervised; sections scheduled and summer school sections offered; campuses and instructional divisions on which the associate dean functions as immediate supervisor; budget cost centers, programs, specialized facilities and production services, and evening centers and off-site contracted facilities managed; and grants written or managed. Next, the factors were weighted, with one unit of workload being defined as the amount of work associated with the supervision of one full-time faculty member, and incorporated into the model. After collecting data, a matrix was developed to summarize the data and to provide a vehicle by which workloads of individual academic administrators could be calculated and condensed into a summary by academic division. Includes the associate dean workload matrix, a matrix developed with two fewer associate deans, a modified workload matrix including only major instructional divisions, and the modified matrix with two fewer associate deans. (TGI)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI. Dept. of Research, Planning, and Development.