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PEDAR: Executive Summary Teaching Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions: Fall 1998
Introduction
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?
Conclusions
Research Methodology
References
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Who Teaches Undergraduates? Variation Across Type of Institutions

Overall, instructional faculty and staff at 4-year doctoral institutions were less likely to provide instruction to undergraduates than were their colleagues at 4-year nondoctoral and 2-year institutions. Two-thirds (67 percent) of full-time faculty at 4-year doctoral institutions reported providing at least one type of instruction to undergraduates, compared with 90 percent of their counterparts at 4-year nondoctoral institutions and 98 percent of those at 2-year institutions. Among full-time faculty who taught classes at any level, 69 percent of those at 4-year doctoral institutions reported teaching at least one undergraduate class and 44 percent reported teaching such classes exclusively, again lower than the percentages for their counterparts at 4-year nondoctoral institutions (90 percent and 74 percent, respectively).


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