ERIC Number: ED423013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-23
The Workload of Full-Time Community College Faculty: Findings of a 1998 Survey (Final Report).
Silvers, Philip J.; Attinasi, Louis C., Jr.; McGregor, Ellen N.
The Office of Research and Planning at Pima Community College surveyed 15 community colleges from throughout the United States in order to elicit information on the workload and compensation of full-time faculty. The following 10 findings are based on the 12 colleges that provided data in response to the survey: (1) institutions on a semester calendar typically require 30 load hours of instruction, while those on the quarter system require 45 load hours; (2) lecture credit hours tend to load at 1 load hour per credit hour, though some colleges load more; (3) loading varies by discipline at 8 of the institutions and by class type--to varying extents--at 11; (4) all of the colleges provide full-time faculty with opportunities for re-assigned or released time; (5) all of the colleges permit teaching overloads, with the maximum term overload ranging from 3 to 12 load hours and the maximum annual overload from 6 to 22 load hours; (6) average annual salary for full-time faculty at the participating institutions ranges from $38,000 to $63,000, with a median of $48,500; (7) all but one of the institutions employ educational support faculty, typically counselors and librarians; (8) most institutions employ research or lab assistants, student aides or para-professionals; (9) four of the 12 responding institutions have skill centers whose instructors are typically either hourly professionals or part-time instructors; and (10) load maximums for adjunct faculty vary widely, from 40-80% of the full-time load. (Contains eight appendices, including the Faculty Load Survey and response data charts.) (AS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Policy, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, Institutional Research, Surveys, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Load, Tenure, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Evaluation
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Office of Research and Planning.