2007 Faculty Time
Time spent on teaching, research, & other activities
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Across disciplines, full-time faculty respondents devote about 60% of their time to teaching-related activities (e.g. time in class, grading), 15% of their time to research and scholarly activities, and 25% of their time to other activities (e.g., advising, service). The FSSE percentages closely mirror those derived from data collected nationally*.
- The average amount of time spent on all of these professorial activities varies by discipline from 55 hours per week in the Physical Sciences to 63 hours per week in Education.
- On average, faculty from across the disciplines are spending between 50% (Engineering) and 64% (Arts and Humanities).
- Engineering and Biological/Life Science faculty members spend nearly a quarter of their time on research/scholarly activity while Education and Professional Studies faculty spend considerably less time (11% and 12%, respectively).
- However, Education and Professional Studies faculty devote 31% of their time to “other” activities, more than their counterparts in all of the other disciplinary areas.