ERIC Number: ED433883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Los Angeles Community Colleges Institutional Research and Information Department/Division Data Book, 1994-1998: Fall Weekly Student Contact Hours Trends and Staffing Patterns. Instructional and Student Services Support Division.
This report describes changes in instructional staffing and workload in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) based on records dating back to 1981. Total faculty full-time equivalent (FTE) continued to be reduced in 1998 to 2,021, the second lowest level since 1981. Regular contract faculty FTE in fall 1998 fell to 1,118, essentially the same number as 1995, which was the lowest point recorded. Since 1981, instructional faculty have declined from about 2,700 to the current levels. For total faculty FTE, most of the downsizing occurred between 1981 and 1986. Regular contract faculty FTE have continued to decline steadily throughout the entire period. Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH) have fluctuated greatly since 1981. In 1998, WSCH fell slightly to 979,000, down from highs of 1.3 million and 1.1 million in 1981 and 1991 respectively. The ratio of WSCH per FTE Faculty (WSCH/FTEF) rose from 472 in fall 1997 to 485 in fall 1998. The peak value of 515 occurred in fall 1992. The LACCD goal for WSCH/FTEF is a constant 510, recognized as the most efficient staffing level. Figure 1 graphs WSCH and FTEF levels from 1981-1998 and traces the adjustments necessary to maintain the 510 ratio. Table 1 describes WSCH and staffing for each college, 1994-1998. Figure 2 shows changes in WSCH/FTEF, 1991-1998. The remainder of the report presents tables for each college in the district, which show WSCH and FTEF, 1994-1998, by academic department. (RDG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning.