ERIC Number: ED429506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Workload of the USM Faculty. A Report to the Joint Chairs of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.
Maryland Univ. System, Adelphi.
This report responds to a request from the Maryland legislature for information on the instructional workload of faculty in the University System of Maryland (USM), especially at the University of Baltimore, the University of Maryland (Baltimore County), and the University of Maryland (College Park). Following an introduction, the report summarizes data from fall 1997 to spring 1998 concerning faculty workload data in terms of faculty exceptions from teaching the "standard load," analysis of course exceptions by type, student credit hours generated by the core faculty, noninstructional productivity, faculty who did not engage in credit-bearing teaching, and instructional outcomes per full-time equivalent faculty. The following conclusions are highlighted: at each of these institutions, the proportion of faculty teaching the standard load increased from the prior year's level, and 27 percent of the faculty taught more than the standard load. However, the report criticizes the emphasis on faculty exemptions and notes that USM faculty productivity, as measured by the number of course units produced, the external funds attracted, and scholarly productivity, all continue to increase. Six tables provide detail on the investigation's findings at the 10 institutions comprising USM. An attachment presents the instructions followed by institutions in completing the report on faculty teaching load. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ. System, Adelphi.