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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? Involvement of Senior Faculty Teaching Undergraduates

One indicator that might be of interest to researchers, students, and parents is the proportion of senior faculty members (i.e., full professors and tenured faculty), particularly those at research and doctoral institutions, who teach undergraduates. Among full-time instructional faculty and staff who taught one or more classes at 4-year doctoral institutions in fall 1998, 63 percent of full professors reported teaching at least one undergraduate class and 37 percent of them reported teaching such classes exclusively. About 69 percent of full-time tenured faculty at 4-year doctoral institutions reported teaching at least one undergraduate class and 41 percent of them reported that all of their classes were at the undergraduate level.


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