ERIC Number: ED418744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
State University of New York Teaching Workload, Report 96-S-55.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.
This document describes how the faculty workload at the 16 selected SUNY (State University of New York) campuses compares with that of other public colleges and universities, and the actions SUNY has taken to ensure optimal teaching workloads. The results indicate that the teaching productivity in most of the 16 SUNY schools compared favorably with the teaching productivity of other public colleges and universities. Using national study data on faculty teaching workload, it was found that SUNY faculty had a 5% higher workload than their peers. However, the student/faculty ratios within the academic teaching more classes with fewer students. As a result of this finding, 56 academic programs at different SUNY campuses will be eliminated due to low enrollment, cost, or lack of need, saving $2.7 million over 3 years. In addition, two campuses have established formal policies governing teaching workloads. The New York State Comptroller recommends that such efforts be extended to all SUNY campuses with a focus on long-range plans. Appendices include report contributors and SUNY officials' responses to the audit. (YKH)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Research, Efficiency, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Multicampus Colleges, Teacher Student Ratio
Web address: http://www.osc.state.ny.us
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.