2007 Faculty Time
Class time allocated to teaching activities
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The average faculty member reports spending 40% of his or her class time lecturing, 15% on small group work, and 12% on experiential activities such as labs and field work. The remainder of his or her time is spent on a variety of other activities (e.g., instructor-led discussions, student presentations).
- Across course levels, Biological/Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering faculty report spending the greatest percentage of time (55-57%) lecturing while Education faculty spend the smallest percentage of time (around 23%).
- Biological Science and Professional faculty devote about one-quarter to one-fifth of their class time to experiential work, while Business and Social Science faculty allocated the smallest percentage of class time (4% and 6%, respectively).