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ERIC Number: ED513355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Workload Report, 2004
Nevada System of Higher Education
In the fall of every even numbered year, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) conducts a faculty workload study. The Fall 2004 Faculty Workload Report marks the first year of information collected under a newly redesigned methodology. During the 2003-04 academic year, the NSHE Board of Regents assembled a faculty workload task force to analyze and address issues related to systemwide faculty workload policies and data reporting. As a result of these efforts, the NSHE adopted a formalized workload policy (see Appendix A) containing expected instructional teaching loads for each type of institution. The Task Force recommended a new research methodology for collecting faculty workload data including: (1) Redesign of workload reporting forms to incorporate new data elements, as well as a common set of definitions; (2) Record out-of-classroom activities by collecting annual output, instead of average hours per week; (3) Report instructional workloads from institutional databases specifically designed to collect faculty workload; and (4) Collect workload information that is validated by faculty, as well as department heads. As a result of this new data collection and reporting methodology, information presented in this report is not comparable to previous years' workload data. As information is collected in future semesters, all attempts will be made to compare workloads as they are measured over time. Appendices include: (1) Faculty Workload Guidelines ("Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 3"); (2) Instructional Workload Form, University & State College; (3) Out-of-Classroom Activities Form, University & State College; (4) Instructional Workload Form, Community College; (5) Out-of-Classroom Activities Form, Community Colleges; (6) Out-of-Classroom Definitions, University & State College; and (7) Out-of-Classroom Definitions, Community Colleges.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada System of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Nevada