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Table 265. Percentage distribution of full-time faculty and instructional staff in degree-granting institutions, by level and control of institution, selected instruction activities, and number of classes taught for credit: Fall 2003
Instruction activity and number of classes All institutions Research Doctoral Comprehensive Private liberal arts Public 2-year Other
Public Private Public Private Public Private
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number of full-time faculty and
   instructional staff (in thousands)
681.8 (0.05) 162.1 (0.85) 63.5 (1.58) 51.3 (0.76) 21.7 (0.79) 107.3 (2.98) 41.4 (1.59) 49.6 (1.80) 114.6 (1.09) 70.2 (3.36)
Percentage distribution 100.0 (†) 23.8 (0.12) 9.3 (0.23) 7.5 (0.11) 3.2 (0.12) 15.7 (0.44) 6.1 (0.23) 7.3 (0.26) 16.8 (0.16) 10.3 (0.49)
                                         
Average hours worked per week 53.3 (0.13) 55.6 (0.21) 55.8 (0.42) 54.0 (0.38) 52.4 (0.59) 53.2 (0.31) 51.8 (0.53) 54.0 (0.39) 49.2 (0.34) 53.1 (0.49)
Paid activities within institution 45.4 (0.12) 48.8 (0.19) 47.8 (0.36) 45.9 (0.31) 44.7 (0.47) 44.4 (0.27) 42.9 (0.55) 45.6 (0.39) 40.9 (0.27) 45.1 (0.59)
Unpaid activities within institution 3.8 (0.04) 3.1 (0.08) 3.3 (0.15) 3.9 (0.14) 3.8 (0.20) 4.4 (0.13) 4.4 (0.15) 4.4 (0.11) 4.2 (0.12) 3.6 (0.22)
Paid activities outside institution 2.2 (0.05) 1.8 (0.08) 2.7 (0.21) 2.1 (0.13) 2.3 (0.25) 2.3 (0.12) 2.2 (0.17) 2.0 (0.13) 2.3 (0.12) 2.8 (0.24)
Unpaid activities outside institution 1.9 (0.03) 1.9 (0.05) 2.0 (0.09) 2.1 (0.11) 1.7 (0.11) 2.1 (0.09) 2.3 (0.12) 2.0 (0.14) 1.7 (0.08) 1.6 (0.10)
                                         
Work time distribution (percent) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (2.08) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Teaching 58.2 (0.27) 43.5 (0.43) 43.1 (0.76) 55.5 (0.72) 55.0 (1.15) 64.7 (0.70) 67.5 (0.78) 65.9 (0.80) 78.4 (0.65) 55.0 (1.61)
Research/scholarship 20.0 (0.44) 33.2 (0.42) 34.0 (0.84) 22.3 (0.72) 24.6 (0.84) 15.0 (0.49) 11.2 (0.57) 12.7 (0.67) 3.7 (0.26) 18.7 (0.97)
Other activities (administration,
     professional growth, etc.)
21.7 (0.17) 23.2 (0.45) 22.8 (0.67) 22.2 (0.64) 20.4 (1.21) 20.4 (0.66) 21.3 (0.75) 21.3 (0.73) 17.9 (0.54) 26.3 (1.27)
                                         
Faculty/staff distribution by instruction                                        
activity (percent)                                        
                                         
Distribution by hours taught per week 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Less than 4.0 30.3 (0.44) 48.9 (0.83) 52.2 (1.31) 30.0 (1.70) 26.5 (1.74) 16.3 (1.08) 14.9 (1.06) 15.5 (1.15) 14.5 (0.86) 36.0 (2.35)
4.0 to 5.9 5.8 (0.21) 8.4 (0.50) 8.8 (0.77) 6.0 (0.58) 8.4 (1.37) 4.1 (0.53) 4.1 (0.57) 4.1 (0.57) 2.5 (0.33) 6.7 (0.99)
6.0 to 7.9 13.8 (0.37) 20.0 (0.80) 15.2 (1.20) 22.2 (1.14) 22.0 (1.77) 12.0 (0.78) 11.0 (1.43) 13.3 (1.48) 4.4 (0.60) 9.0 (0.88)
8.0 to 9.9 12.5 (0.30) 9.0 (0.49) 9.3 (0.87) 16.9 (1.20) 19.3 (1.76) 21.5 (0.93) 18.7 (1.78) 19.5 (1.83) 5.7 (0.61) 7.2 (0.98)
10.0 to 14.9 18.2 (0.39) 7.9 (0.55) 8.8 (0.88) 15.1 (1.13) 15.0 (1.53) 31.5 (1.24) 32.7 (2.15) 33.5 (1.93) 14.7 (0.90) 19.6 (1.95)
15.0 or more 19.4 (0.40) 5.8 (0.43) 5.7 (0.67) 9.7 (0.92) 8.7 (1.34) 14.6 (0.93) 18.5 (1.92) 14.1 (1.39) 58.2 (1.47) 21.5 (1.73)
                                         
Distribution by number of students taught 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Less than 25 30.6 (0.46) 46.0 (0.84) 51.5 (1.56) 29.7 (1.53) 31.9 (1.88) 16.8 (1.25) 16.5 (1.23) 20.8 (1.44) 15.9 (0.94) 36.8 (1.96)
25 to 49 17.0 (0.34) 17.0 (0.83) 16.9 (1.06) 17.1 (0.99) 18.8 (1.74) 17.9 (0.96) 22.7 (1.57) 25.4 (1.62) 12.0 (0.77) 13.4 (1.41)
50 to 74 16.2 (0.33) 11.9 (0.69) 10.0 (0.99) 16.3 (1.29) 20.9 (1.64) 18.7 (0.77) 26.5 (1.32) 24.4 (1.40) 16.2 (0.86) 14.4 (1.07)
75 to 99 13.0 (0.30) 7.6 (0.51) 6.2 (0.57) 13.9 (0.91) 11.2 (0.95) 17.5 (0.86) 17.6 (1.15) 15.8 (1.09) 18.1 (0.78) 11.5 (1.03)
100 to 149 14.2 (0.39) 7.6 (0.54) 7.0 (0.78) 13.2 (0.87) 9.9 (1.21) 19.4 (1.22) 13.1 (1.61) 10.6 (0.96) 25.7 (0.98) 14.9 (1.58)
150 or more 9.0 (0.27) 9.8 (0.59) 8.4 (0.73) 9.8 (0.87) 7.4 (1.04) 9.7 (0.85) 3.6 (0.72) 3.0 (0.62) 12.1 (0.86) 8.9 (0.63)
                                         
Distribution by student classroom contact
   hours per week1
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Less than 50 24.2 (0.40) 38.3 (0.83) 42.7 (1.33) 23.2 (1.52) 22.0 (1.53) 11.9 (1.04) 12.6 (1.02) 12.2 (1.05) 11.9 (0.77) 30.8 (1.87)
50 to 99 5.3 (0.23) 7.7 (0.56) 7.0 (0.82) 6.4 (0.68) 7.0 (1.20) 4.3 (0.52) 2.7 (0.55) 4.9 (0.48) 2.5 (0.39) 5.2 (0.88)
100 to 199 7.1 (0.20) 9.4 (0.54) 10.7 (0.87) 8.0 (0.88) 8.6 (1.38) 6.2 (0.62) 4.5 (0.66) 7.2 (1.02) 3.4 (0.43) 6.1 (0.99)
200 to 349 9.0 (0.28) 10.9 (0.52) 10.4 (0.83) 10.4 (0.88) 12.8 (1.74) 8.6 (0.71) 10.9 (1.38) 11.9 (1.27) 3.6 (0.54) 6.8 (0.79)
350 to 499 7.7 (0.24) 8.0 (0.44) 8.1 (0.83) 10.6 (1.03) 11.5 (1.03) 7.9 (0.91) 10.2 (0.79) 12.4 (0.93) 3.5 (0.40) 4.6 (0.70)
500 or more 46.8 (0.44) 25.6 (0.74) 21.2 (1.21) 41.4 (1.36) 38.0 (1.81) 61.1 (1.46) 59.1 (1.75) 51.4 (2.13) 75.0 (1.16) 46.6 (2.30)
                                         
Distribution by total classroom credit
   hours
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
Less than 4.0 31.8 (0.54) 48.9 (0.82) 52.1 (1.55) 30.1 (1.46) 29.0 (1.75) 18.0 (1.03) 17.5 (1.44) 23.7 (2.18) 15.4 (0.84) 38.1 (2.23)
4.0 to 5.9 6.6 (0.22) 9.4 (0.54) 10.2 (0.63) 6.8 (0.67) 10.5 (1.53) 3.5 (0.35) 4.5 (0.61) 5.6 (0.67) 3.7 (0.44) 7.0 (0.83)
6.0 to 7.9 15.0 (0.37) 21.6 (0.66) 14.0 (1.04) 25.1 (1.29) 21.3 (1.71) 14.2 (0.94) 12.2 (1.04) 11.4 (1.15) 6.6 (0.72) 10.1 (1.07)
8.0 to 9.9 14.8 (0.33) 10.4 (0.60) 10.7 (0.84) 19.9 (1.28) 20.8 (1.47) 25.3 (1.15) 23.4 (1.73) 19.1 (1.16) 8.1 (0.60) 10.0 (1.19)
10.0 to 14.9 20.2 (0.38) 7.7 (0.51) 9.7 (0.99) 14.8 (1.17) 13.2 (1.40) 32.0 (1.20) 35.4 (1.94) 32.5 (2.20) 24.3 (1.28) 22.3 (1.38)
15.0 or more 11.6 (0.31) 1.9 (0.24) 3.2 (0.52) 3.3 (0.64) 5.2 (0.99) 7.0 (0.88) 6.9 (0.71) 7.7 (1.28) 41.8 (1.50) 12.5 (1.17)
                                         
Faculty/staff distribution by number of
   classes taught for credit (percent)
                                       
                                         
Faculty/staff with undergraduate classes
   only, by total for-credit courses
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
1 11.0 (0.43) 24.2 (2.40) 20.2 (2.97) 14.1 (2.91) 10.0 (2.52) 10.5 (1.31) 9.3 (1.13) 9.9 (0.98) 8.7 (0.75) 11.2 (2.17)
2 17.4 (0.62) 38.0 (2.80) 31.2 (3.96) 24.2 (3.05) 38.6 (5.05) 14.6 (1.51) 18.5 (2.14) 22.7 (2.32) 10.7 (0.77) 13.7 (2.29)
3 23.7 (0.65) 22.6 (2.21) 30.8 (3.42) 31.1 (2.98) 37.3 (3.60) 28.6 (1.89) 30.3 (2.48) 34.3 (2.57) 16.0 (0.96) 17.3 (2.77)
4 21.9 (0.73) 10.8 (1.43) 11.7 (2.99) 20.4 (1.92) 10.9 (2.75) 33.3 (1.87) 30.7 (2.77) 21.1 (2.22) 16.9 (1.00) 28.4 (2.48)
5 or more 26.1 (0.70) 4.4 (0.86) 6.1 (1.74) 10.1 (1.97) 3.2 (1.15) 13.0 (1.56) 11.2 (1.53) 12.0 (1.44) 47.6 (1.49) 29.4 (2.14)
                                         
Faculty/staff with graduate classes only,
   by total for-credit courses
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) (†) 100.0 (†)
1 40.1 (1.21) 50.4 (2.17) 48.0 (3.69) 34.3 (3.04) 25.9 (4.02) 23.6 (3.86) 13.0 (3.72) 15.8 (6.35) (†) 37.8 (3.15)
2 31.0 (1.07) 26.3 (1.81) 27.9 (2.93) 39.1 (3.32) 50.7 (4.02) 33.6 (5.32) 28.7 (4.00) 31.6 (12.42) (†) 32.9 (2.93)
3 16.7 (0.88) 14.3 (1.38) 13.3 (2.60) 16.3 (2.76) 14.1 (3.52) 29.6 (4.35) 36.3 (4.99) 22.7 (9.79) (†) 13.4 (2.48)
4 7.1 (0.80) 4.5 (1.24) 7.4 (2.07) 7.4 (2.04) 3.7 (1.44) 10.1 (3.39) 16.5 (3.92) 16.7 (8.04) (†) 7.2 (2.21)
5 or more 5.1 (0.52) 4.4 (0.69) 3.4 (1.33) 2.9 (1.62) 5.7 (2.80) 3.1 (1.52) 5.5 (2.85) 13.1 (6.95) (†) 8.7 (1.94)
                                         
Faculty/staff with both undergraduate and
   graduate classes, by total for-credit
   courses
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) (†) 100.0 (†)
1 23.3 (0.68) 32.5 (1.37) 38.4 (1.89) 21.1 (2.17) 20.2 (2.37) 9.0 (1.04) 10.3 (2.14) 9.4 (2.00) (†) 24.8 (3.18)
2 33.4 (0.83) 44.3 (1.36) 42.8 (2.33) 37.1 (2.15) 37.8 (2.58) 19.6 (1.30) 19.0 (2.78) 18.3 (2.62) (†) 18.7 (3.00)
3 24.3 (0.70) 15.5 (0.99) 12.4 (1.37) 26.5 (1.75) 32.0 (3.01) 38.1 (1.91) 34.8 (2.85) 29.5 (3.77) (†) 21.2 (3.06)
4 12.2 (0.54) 4.5 (0.64) 3.7 (1.06) 10.1 (1.37) 6.6 (2.02) 23.4 (1.69) 24.4 (3.39) 27.5 (3.74) (†) 16.6 (3.55)
5 or more 6.7 (0.43) 3.1 (0.45) 2.8 (0.78) 5.2 (0.75) 3.2 (1.74) 9.9 (1.01) 11.4 (2.07) 15.2 (3.65) (†) 18.6 (2.88)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Distribution by student classroom contact hours per week is based on the number of contact hours that faculty and instructional staff spend each week with students during classroom instruction multiplied by the number of students taught.   
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Totals may differ from figures reported in other tables because of varying survey methodologies. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04). (This table was prepared December 2008.)
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