ERIC Number: ED403963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Workload Report, Fall 1996.
Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.
In fall 1996, the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) undertook a study of the workload of full-time instructional faculty employed during the semester. Surveys were sent to 1,479.3 full-time equivalent faculty requesting information on the average amount of time per week devoted to teaching, research, and service activities. Survey findings, based on responses from 99.2% of the faculty, included the following: (1) community college faculty reported spending 77% of their work week on instructional activities, compared to 56% for university faculty; (2) on average, community college faculty taught 4.8 courses, averaged 13.8 credit hours and 15.7 formal contact hours, and taught approximately 96 students per week; (3) on average, university faculty taught 3.4 courses, averaged 9.6 credit hours and 8.5 formal contact hours, and taught approximately 69 students per week; (4) community college faculty spent 9.7% of their time on research and scholarship, compared to 25.4% for university faculty; (5) community college faculty spent 13.5% of their time on service activities, while university faculty spent 18.8%; and (6) 75.6% of community college and 60.1% of university faculty met or exceeded institutional expectations in terms of instructional loads carried. Data tables are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.