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Instruction and Student Life

Class Sections by Type of Instruction and Rank of Instructor
(for Fall 2001-02)


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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)
2,214
724
978
252
4,168
 
    Secondary (2)
30
21
641
70
762
 

      Total non-lab
2,243
745
1,619
322
4,929
46%
      Pcnt of all non-lab class sections
46%
15%
33%
7%
100%
 
  Laboratory class instruction
    Laboratory
694
183
1,098
630
2,604
 
    Lab prepatory
25
0
2
7
35
 
    Auto tutorial self-paced labs (3)
14
0
46
21
81
 
    Clinics (4)
70
60
6
594
731
 

      Total lab
803
243
1,152
1,253
3,451
32%
      Pcnt of all lab class sections
23%
7%
33%
36%
100%
 

ALL ORGANIZED CLASSES
3,046
988
2,771
1,575
8,380
78%
      Pcnt of all ORGANIZED classes
36%
12%
33%
19%
100%
 

INDEPENDENT STUDY INSTRUCTION
    Individual Study
671
31
1
76
780
 
    Experimental Learning
142
47
35
23
247
 
    Thesis Research 698s/699s
1,284
27
0
12
1,323
 

ALL INDEPENDENT STUDY CLASSES
2,098
105
36
111
2,350
22%
      Pcnt of all independent study classes
89%
4%
2%
5%
100%
 

ALL SECTIONS
5,144
1,093
2,807
1,686
10,730
100%
      Pcnt of all sections
48%
10%
26%
16%
100%
 

(1) Refers to the first or primary organization for non-lab class instruction, e.g., course has only a lecture, seminar, or discussion group.  
(2) Refers to a second part of the organization for non-lab class instruction, e.g., when a recitation, seminar, discussion, or quiz group exists in addition to some kind of primary part such as a lecture or seminar.  
(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.  
(4) Refers to situations where students are engaged in the practice and use of techniques for improving the health of animate patients.  

Source: Space Management and Academic Scheduling


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