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In fall 1996, the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) undertook a study of the workload of full-time instructional faculty employed during the semester. Surveys were sent to 1,479.3 full-time equivalent faculty requesting information on the average amount of time per week devoted to teaching, research, and service activities. Survey findings, based on responses from 99.2% of the faculty, included the following: (1) community college faculty reported spending 77% of their work week on instructional activities, compared to 56% for university faculty; (2) on average, community college faculty taught 4.8 courses, averaged 13.8 credit hours and 15.7 formal contact hours, and taught approximately 96 students per week; (3) on average, university faculty taught 3.4 courses, averaged 9.6 credit hours and 8.5 formal contact hours, and taught approximately 69 students per week; (4) community college faculty spent 9.7% of their time on research and scholarship, compared to 25.4% for university faculty; (5) community college faculty spent 13.5% of their time on service activities, while university faculty spent 18.8%; and (6) 75.6% of community college and 60.1% of university faculty met or exceeded institutional expectations in terms of instructional loads carried. Data tables are appended. (HAA)

Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Faculty Workload, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, National Surveys, Public Service, Scholarship, School Policy, State Surveys, Teacher Student Ratio, Teaching Load, Two Year Colleges, Universities











Author: Nevada Univ. and Community Coll. System, Reno. Office of the Chancellor.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12504&id=ED403963







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