ERIC Number: ED416911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-21
Faculty Obligations and Compensation: The Necessity of a New Approach. Revised.
Allison, Robert D.
As faculty continue to incorporate new technology into their teaching strategies, a new approach becomes necessary for determining instructor responsibilities and compensation. New faculty roles and obligations must amend traditional teaching duties, and the basis upon which teachers are compensated should change as well. Agreements, clarifying updated job descriptions, must be created by both faculty and administration in a collaborative effort. The number of units of instruction should be determined by an assignment index based on learning outcomes rather than a particular number of hours spent by a faculty member in the classroom. In addition, greater workload credit might be warranted for particularly difficult or new subject matter and/or technology, or if the faculty member is responsible for physical resources. Course management and type of instruction should be critical factors in determining faculty assignment, as should the number of students and remote sites, since more students and sites mean additional responsibility for the instructor. Contains tables of an example system utilizing the above criteria. (YKH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Planning, Community Colleges, Compensation (Remuneration), Computer Managed Instruction, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Workload, Job Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Role, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A