ERIC Number: ED443375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in Nova Southeastern University's Full-Time Faculty and Part-Time Faculty: Fall Term 1995 to Fall Term 1998.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This report presents faculty headcount statistics for Nova Southeastern University (Florida) from fall term 1995 to fall term 1998; the intent of the study was to examine the ratio of full-time faculty to student enrollment in view of accreditation criteria mandated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A wide variety of data is presented on the size and composition of faculty, both on a "collapsed" basis and by academic center. The data highlight fairly substantial growth of the university's full-time faculty (26.9 percent) relative to a more modest increase in part-time faculty (12.5 percent). Data on the ratio of full-time faculty to fall term student enrollment finds a ratio of 37 students for each faculty member; 50.8 percent of all course sections during fall term 1998 were taught by full-time faculty. Also noted is that in three of the four academic centers with substantial distance education offerings, the ratio of full-time faculty to student enrollment has declined. Sections of the report include an executive summary, introduction (background and purpose of the study), methodology, results, and summary. Approximately 30 data tables are appended. (Contains 15 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.