ERIC Number: ED405764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Workload of the UMS Faculty. A Report to the Joint Chairs of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.
Maryland Univ. System Administration, Adelphi.
This report provides the results of a study of faculty workloads in the University of Maryland System (UMS) during the 1994-95 academic year. It was found that 19,446 course units were taught by full-time (FT) faculty at degree-granting institutions, an increase of 158 course units from the previous year while the number of FT faculty decreased by 106. Of the 3,653 FT faculty at UMS institutions, 1,111 (30 percent) were granted exceptions from teaching the standard load. Thirty-four percent of FT faculty taught more than the standard load. Externally funded research accounted for 19 percent of course load exceptions, while sabbaticals accounted for 21 percent and departmental administration accounted for 20 percent. A total of $315 million was obtained by UMS institutions in externally funded research in 1994-95, and UMS faculty published 800 books, more than 8,000 peer reviewed articles, and made more than 10,000 professional presentations. The Board of Regents' policy to increase teaching loads at UMS institutions is outlined. Institution-specific tables of teaching loads and productivity are included. Two appendixes provide a letter discussing modifications to the current survey and a copy of the survey form and instructions. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ. System Administration, Adelphi.