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Table 228. -  Part-time instructional faculty and staff in institutions of higher education, by instruction activities and type and control of institution: Fall 1992
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                                            |  All  | Public |Private | Public |Private |Public |Private|Private|Public|Other
           Instruction activities           |insti- |research|research|doctoral|doctoral|compre-|compre-|liberal|2-year|
                                            |tutions|        |        |        |        |hensive|hensive| arts  |      |
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                     1                      |   2   |   3    |   4    |   5    |   6    |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10  |  11
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Number of part-time instructional faculty   |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
  and staff (in thousands) .................|   377 |     25 |     17 |     21 |     18 |    47 |    37 |    21 |  166 |   24
  Percentage distribution ..................| 100.0 |    6.7 |    4.6 |    5.5 |    4.8 |  12.5 |   9.7 |   5.6 | 44.2 |  6.5
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           Hours worked per week            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Average hours worked per week ..............|  33.8 |   38.9 |   40.3 |   34.6 |   37.0 |  34.7 |  35.6 |  33.4 | 31.5 | 32.6
  Paid activities within institution .......|  11.7 |   19.9 |   11.6 |   14.3 |   10.7 |  13.5 |  10.3 |  12.8 | 10.1 | 10.4
  Unpaid activities within institution .....|   3.2 |    4.2 |    4.3 |    3.9 |    3.6 |   3.5 |   2.3 |   2.5 |  3.1 |  2.8
  Outside paid activities ..................|  16.9 |   12.5 |   22.7 |   14.5 |   20.6 |  15.5 |  20.9 |  16.2 | 16.5 | 17.1
  Unpaid activities outside institution ....|   1.9 |    2.3 |    1.7 |    2.0 |    2.0 |   2.2 |   2.1 |   1.9 |  1.8 |  2.3
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
      Work time distribution (percent)      |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Total ......................................| 100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 |100.0 |100.0
  Teaching .................................|  59.8 |   52.1 |   38.7 |   60.7 |   42.7 |  61.6 |  56.6 |  61.4 | 64.9 | 59.3
  Research/scholarship .....................|   7.1 |   15.7 |   17.7 |    8.7 |    8.9 |   8.2 |   5.9 |   6.6 |  4.4 |  7.0
  Professional growth ......................|   5.8 |    5.2 |    8.2 |    7.5 |    5.8 |   6.0 |   5.8 |   6.1 |  5.5 |  5.1
  Administration ...........................|   5.8 |    5.4 |   12.7 |    5.1 |    4.6 |   6.2 |   6.3 |   7.0 |  5.0 |  5.2
  Outside consulting .......................|  10.4 |   10.4 |   11.0 |    8.6 |   17.0 |   8.2 |  12.4 |  10.6 |  9.9 | 11.0
  Service/non-teaching .....................|  11.1 |   11.2 |   11.6 |    9.2 |   21.0 |   9.7 |  12.9 |   8.3 | 10.3 | 12.5
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
 Preferred work time distribution (percent) |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Total ......................................| 100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 |100.0 |100.0
  Teaching .................................|  57.7 |   51.9 |   37.5 |   58.2 |   40.6 |  57.0 |  56.2 |  58.8 | 63.1 | 56.4
  Research/scholarship .....................|  11.2 |   18.8 |   21.2 |   13.2 |   12.6 |  13.3 |  10.1 |  11.4 |  8.1 | 11.4
  Professional growth ......................|   9.0 |    7.6 |    9.4 |    9.7 |    8.6 |   9.3 |   8.4 |   9.0 |  9.1 |  8.6
  Administration ...........................|   4.3 |    3.8 |    9.6 |    3.2 |    4.0 |   5.0 |   5.1 |   4.8 |  3.6 |  3.8
  Outside consulting .......................|   8.6 |    7.6 |    9.9 |    7.2 |   16.8 |   7.2 |   9.4 |   8.8 |  8.0 |  9.2
  Service/non-teaching .....................|   9.3 |   10.3 |   12.3 |    8.5 |   17.4 |   8.3 |  10.8 |   7.3 |  8.0 | 10.6
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
        Distribution of hours taught        |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
             per week (percent)             |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Total 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  ...........................|  34.6 |   44.3 |   60.5 |   36.2 |   52.5 |  36.0 |  42.0 |  36.7 | 26.7 | 37.2
  4.0 to 5.9 ...............................|  15.3 |   11.1 |   14.8 |   15.3 |   16.4 |  15.7 |  13.2 |  16.7 | 15.9 | 16.1
  6.0 to 7.9 ...............................|  20.0 |   15.7 |   14.5 |   19.5 |   13.8 |  20.9 |  18.0 |  20.2 | 22.9 | 12.9
  8.0 to 9.9 ...............................|  12.4 |   13.0 |    4.6 |   14.9 |    6.9 |  11.6 |   9.7 |   8.8 | 14.6 | 12.8
  10.0 to 14.9 .............................|   9.7 |    5.7 |    3.4 |    8.5 |    4.0 |   9.7 |   8.5 |   9.2 | 11.6 | 10.9
  15.0 or more .............................|   7.9 |   10.2 |    2.2 |    5.8 |    6.4 |   6.2 |   8.6 |   8.5 |  8.4 | 10.2
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
     Distribution of number of students     |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
              taught (percent)              |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Total 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 .............................|  36.5 |   36.0 |   57.4 |   27.1 |   48.2 |  26.2 |  47.2 |  50.1 | 31.8 | 49.2
  25 to 49 .................................|  33.5 |   22.9 |   25.5 |   29.4 |   31.8 |  33.7 |  28.9 |  32.7 | 38.7 | 23.4
  50 to 74 .................................|  16.2 |   15.6 |   11.1 |   20.2 |    9.9 |  21.1 |  13.2 |  10.1 | 16.9 | 15.7
  75 to 99 .................................|   6.2 |    5.9 |    3.1 |    8.7 |    2.4 |   8.0 |   5.4 |   3.5 |  6.7 |  5.3
  100 to 149 ...............................|   5.1 |    8.5 |    2.7 |    8.3 |    0.5 |   8.4 |   4.0 |   3.1 |  4.4 |  5.7
  150 or more ..............................|   2.5 |   11.1 |    0.2 |    6.2 |    7.2 |   2.7 |   1.4 |   0.6 |  1.5 |  0.7
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
     Distribution of student classroom      |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
    contact hours per week\1\ (percent)     |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Total contact hours.........................| 100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 |100.0 |100.0
  Less than 50 .............................|  18.6 |   23.8 |   45.3 |   13.2 |   35.4 |  12.4 |  27.6 |  27.2 | 11.6 | 30.3
  50 to 99 .................................|  26.8 |   18.9 |   34.6 |   21.8 |   28.5 |  24.0 |  30.0 |  33.3 | 27.8 | 20.2
  100 to 199 ...............................|  30.3 |   25.0 |    9.5 |   35.7 |   22.1 |  36.9 |  25.5 |  25.6 | 33.6 | 24.7
  200 to 349 ...............................|  15.4 |   14.4 |    7.7 |   17.6 |    4.5 |  14.8 |   9.6 |   8.9 | 18.8 | 18.0
  350 to 499 ...............................|   4.6 |    6.7 |    2.7 |    5.0 |    2.1 |   6.7 |   2.7 |   4.0 |  4.6 |  4.5
  500 or more ..............................|   4.4 |   11.1 |    0.2 |    6.6 |    7.5 |   5.2 |   4.7 |   1.1 |  3.7 |  2.3
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
   Distribution of total classroom credit   |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
              hours (percent)               |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Total 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 ............................|  40.3 |   48.7 |   51.5 |   36.9 |   54.6 |  39.9 |  48.5 |  47.8 | 35.1 | 37.3
  4.0 to 5.9 ...............................|  15.7 |   12.8 |   27.8 |   17.2 |   10.9 |  13.7 |   9.6 |  14.2 | 16.4 | 21.9
  6.0 to 7.9 ...............................|  21.5 |   16.8 |    8.9 |   21.6 |   16.8 |  24.9 |  20.9 |  18.8 | 23.8 | 17.2
  8.0 to 9.9 ...............................|  12.4 |   16.9 |    5.5 |    9.3 |   11.5 |  13.9 |   8.9 |   9.5 | 13.4 | 13.7
  10.0 to 14.9 .............................|   6.9 |    3.2 |    6.3 |    8.1 |    4.3 |   5.4 |   7.9 |   7.3 |  8.0 |  5.2
  15.0 or more .............................|   3.2 |    1.6 |  (\2\) |    7.0 |    2.0 |   2.3 |   4.4 |   2.5 |  3.3 |  4.7
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
    Number of classes taught for credit     |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Faculty with undergraduate classes only     |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
  (percent)                                 |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
  Total undergraduate credit courses .......| 100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 |100.0 |100.0
    1 ......................................|  50.2 |   49.4 |   69.1 |   48.6 |   61.6 |  49.6 |  54.5 |  50.7 | 48.1 | 52.4
    2 ......................................|  32.0 |   26.7 |   26.1 |   34.8 |   27.0 |  32.6 |  28.0 |  30.8 | 33.8 | 28.3
    3 ......................................|  11.2 |   12.8 |    0.8 |   11.0 |    8.5 |  12.5 |  10.7 |   9.3 | 11.6 | 12.1
    4 ......................................|   4.0 |    6.6 |    4.0 |    4.6 |    1.5 |   3.6 |   4.0 |   4.1 |  3.8 |  5.6
    5 or more ..............................|   2.6 |    4.5 |  (\2\) |    1.1 |    1.5 |   1.7 |   3.0 |   5.2 |  2.8 |  1.6
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Faculty with graduate classes only (percent)|       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
  Total graduate credit courses ............| 100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 |   --- |  --- |100.0
    1 ......................................|  72.4 |   70.5 |   77.6 |   62.7 |   72.9 |  57.6 |  74.5 |   --- |  --- | 84.1
    2 ......................................|  18.0 |   13.1 |   14.5 |   33.0 |   16.1 |  33.2 |  18.9 |   --- |  --- |  6.3
    3 ......................................|   7.1 |   12.8 |    5.9 |    4.1 |    8.7 |   8.1 |   3.1 |   --- |  --- |  5.7
    4 ......................................|   1.3 |    0.9 |    2.0 |  (\2\) |    1.4 |   1.0 |   1.4 |   --- |  --- |  1.8
    5 or more ..............................|   1.2 |    2.7 |  (\2\) |    0.2 |    1.0 | (\2\) |   2.1 |   --- |  --- |  2.2
                                            |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
Faculty with both undergraduate and         |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
 graduate classes (percent)                 |       |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |
  Total graduate and undergraduate courses .| 100.0 |    --- |    --- |    --- |    --- |   --- |   --- |   --- |  --- |  ---
    2 ......................................|  48.0 |    --- |    --- |    --- |    --- |   --- |   --- |   --- |  --- |  ---
    3 ......................................|  35.7 |    --- |    --- |    --- |    --- |   --- |   --- |   --- |  --- |  ---
    4 ......................................|  10.6 |    --- |    --- |    --- |    --- |   --- |   --- |   --- |  --- |  ---
    5 or more ..............................|   5.7 |    --- |    --- |    --- |    --- |   --- |   --- |   --- |  --- |  ---
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\1\Hours that faculty and instructional staff spend each week with students during classroom instruction multiplied by the number of students taught.
\2\Less than .05 percent.
---Data not available or not applicable.

NOTE.--Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF), 1993. (This table was prepared September 1996.)


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