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Instruction and Student Life
Weekly Student Class Hours (WSCH) by Type of instruction and Rank
of Instructor

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Tenured and tenure-track faculty
Non-tenure track appointments
Graduate student staff
All other instructors
 
Total
Percent of all sections

ORGANIZED CLASS INSTRUCTION  
  Non-laboratory class instruction
  Primary (1)
249,054
67,150
89,189
18,116
 
423,509
 
  Secondary (2)
1,874
325
21,867
1,291
 
25,356
 

      Total non-lab
250,929
67,475
111,056
19,407
 
448,866
66%
      Pcnt of all non-lab class sections
56%
15%
25%
4%
 
100%
 
  Laboratory class instruction
    Laboratory
29,972
8,321
54,136
19,142
 
111,572
 
    Lab prepatory
1,372
5
33
162
 
1,573
 
  Auto tutorial self-paced labs (3)
148
0
672
563
 
1,383
 
  Clinics (4)
4,374
1,985
453
7,533
 
14,345
 

      Total lab
35,867
10,312
55,294
27,399
 
128,872
19%
      Pcnt of all lab class sections
28%
8%
43%
21%
 
100%
 

ALL SECTIONS OF ORGANIZED CLASSES
286,796
77,786
166,350
46,806
 
577,738
86%
      Pcnt of all ORGANIZED class sections
50%
13%
29%
8%
 
100%
 

INDEPENDENT STUDY INSTRUCTION  
    Individual Study
10,102
495
960
1,092
 
12,649
 
    Experimental Learning
15,592
3,085
4,903
4,247
 
27,827
 
    Thesis Research 698s/699s
56,685
565
15
140
 
57,405
 

ALL SECTIONS OF INDEPENDENT STUDY
82,379
4,145
5,878
5,479
 
97,881
14%
      Pcnt of all independent study sections
84%
4%
6%
6%
 
100%
 

ALL SECTIONS
369,175
81,931
172,228
52,285
 
675,619
100%
      Pcnt of all sections
55%
12%
25%
8%
 
100%
 

(1) Refers to the first or primary organization of non-lab class instruction, e.g., course has only a lecture, seminar, or discussion group  back
(2) Refers to a second organization, e.g., a recitation, seminar, discussion, or quiz group in addition to some other organizational part such as a lecture  back
(3) Refers to lab situations where the instructional materials are designed, set up, and staffed in a manner that allows students to work at own pace  back
(4) Refers to situations where students are engaged in the practice and use of techniques for improving the health of animate patients  back

Source: Space Management and Academic Scheduling

 


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