PEDAR: Executive Summary Teaching Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions: Fall 1998
Who Teaches Undergraduates?
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Overall Pattern
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Variation Across Type of Institutions
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Use of Part-Time Faculty and Teaching Assistants
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Involvement of Senior Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Characteristics of Faculty Who Taught Undergraduate Classes
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Independent Relationship of Specific Variables to Teaching Undergraduate Classes
How Much Do Faculty Teach?
How Much Do Faculty Teach? Time Allocated to Undergraduate Teaching Activities
How Much Do Faculty Teach? Undergraduate Teaching Loads
How Much Do Faculty Teach? Teaching Loads Varied Among Those Who Did Some Undergraduate Teaching
What Kinds of Teaching Practices Do Faculty Use in Their Undergraduate Classes?
Research Methodology
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Overall Pattern

In fall 1998, a majority of instructional faculty and staff were involved in undergraduate teaching: 85 percent reported being engaged in some kinds of undergraduate teaching activities,3 and 83 percent reported providing at least one type of instruction to undergraduates, which could include for-credit classroom instruction, individual instruction,4 and academic committee work.5

While there were different ways of delivering instruction to undergraduates, classroom teaching was the most common: in fall 1998, 77 percent of instructional faculty and staff reported teaching at least one undergraduate class for credit,6 compared with 42 percent who provided individual instruction and 18 percent who served on academic committees. This pattern held true for both full- and part-time faculty.7

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