Examining time allocation and effective teaching practice: The changing roles of today’s faculty

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Dunwoody B
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Given the array of expectations and increased scrutiny from various stakeholders in the United States, faculty must be careful and intentional with how they balance their time. The categorization of faculty based on time used for teaching, research, and service raises some interesting points of discussion about the roles of today’s faculty. This interactive session explores how over 16,000 faculty from 154 colleges and universities in the U.S. spend their time on professorial activities, the consequences of more specialized roles for faculty, and how time allocation relates to effective teaching practices. Participants will be encouraged to share how these patterns of time allocation and faculty roles compare for faculty at their institution and as well as their regional context.

  • Session References +

    Nelson Laird, T. F. (2015). Gifting time: Faculty activities with a philanthropic orientation. In G. Shaker (Ed.) Faculty work and the public good: Philanthropy, engagement, and academic professionalism, pp. 63-72. New York: Teachers College Press.

    Shaker, G. G., & Plater, W. M. (2016). The public good, productivity, and faculty work: Individual effort and social value. TIAA Institute Higher Education Series: Understanding Academic Productivity; Economics Models Project.