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ERIC Number: EJ1070674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Workload Issues and Measures of Faculty Productivity
Townsend, Barbara K.; Rosser, Vicki J.
Thought & Action, p7-20 Fall 2007
Faculty productivity at the university level has been of interest throughout much of the 20th century. The 1990s saw a surge of interest in faculty productivity as part of an increasing state emphasis on performance accountability in public higher education. These authors sought to examine on a national level the extent (number of hours worked per week) and the nature (instructional and research activities undertaken during these hours) of full-time faculty's workload over an extended time period. A survey was conducted using the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) with these specific research questions: (1) What was the extent and nature of the faculty workload in 1993 and 2004? (2) Did faculty workload change in extent and/or nature from 1993 to 2004? (3) Were there differences in faculty workload by institutional type in 1993 and 2004? As a result of this study, it was learned that faculty workload did indeed increase in the aggregate between 1993 and 2004.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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