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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? Independent Relationship of Specific Variables to Teaching Undergraduate Classes

Most relationships described above remained after taking into consideration various academic and demographic characteristics of instructional faculty and staff. Specifically, after controlling for principal field of teaching, employment status, academic rank, highest degree, gender, race/ethnicity, and age, faculty at 4-year doctoral institutions were still less likely to teach undergraduate classes and to teach such classes exclusively than were their colleagues at 4-year nondoctoral institutions.8 In addition, when other faculty characteristics were held constant, full professors were less likely to teach undergraduate classes or teach such classes exclusively than were instructors/lecturers. Faculty with a doctoral or first-professional degree were also less likely to do so than those with only a bachelor's or master's degree.


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