Assessing Faculty Productivity: Looking at The Delaware Study. Heather Kelly, Ed.D. Assistant Director Office of Institutional Research & Planning University of Delaware. 2008 Spring Conference March 14, 2008 St. Pete Beach, FL. The Delaware Study.
Heather Kelly, Ed.D.
Office of Institutional Research & Planning
University of Delaware
2008 Spring Conference
March 14, 2008
St. Pete Beach, FL
Note: Since 2005, the Delaware Study has utilized the current Carnegie Institutional Taxonomy. More information can be found at: http://www.udel.edu/IR/cost/carnegie.html
We invite you to visit the Delaware Study website: when examining data from the
National Center for Education Statistics indicate that full-time faculty at four-year institutions report they spend approximately one-half of their time on teaching activities, which includes approximately 10 hours per week in the classroom (Zimbler, 2001).
The term “work load” is often thought to refer to the time faculty spend in the classroom. However, work load relates to faculty work and the numerous associated activities and responsibilities in and out of the classroom (Braskamp & Ory, 1994).
NSOPF survey results indicate:
These data suggest while faculty may be spending more time on teaching activities, they spend slightly less time in the classroom.
2002 Faculty Activity Study Total of 57 institutions ratios and benchmarks are…..
23 comprehensive institutions (40%)
20 baccalaureate institutions (35%)
7 doctoral universities (12%)
7 research universities (12%)
29 private institutions (51%)
28 public institutions (49%)
2003 Faculty Activity Study Total of 47 institutions
27 comprehensive institutions (57%)
7 baccalaureate institutions (15%)
7 doctoral universities (15%)
6 research universities (13%)
33 public institutions (70%)
14 private institutions (30%)Faculty Activity Study Participants
We invite you to visit the Faculty Activity Study website: ratios and benchmarks are…..