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Instruction and Student Life
Weekly Student Class Hours (WSCH) 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)
248,245
77,205
81,557
18,839
 
425,846
 
  Secondary (2)
1,869
634%
22,347
1,319
 
26,169
 

      Total non-lab
250,114
77,839
103,904
20,158
 
452,015
66%
      Pcnt of all non-lab class sections
55%
17%
23%
4%
 
100%
 
  Laboratory class instruction
    Laboratory
29,055
9,773
52,458
18,067
 
109,353
 
    Lab prepatory
1,621
3
58
202
 
1,884
 
  Auto tutorial self-paced labs (3)
232
0
757
447
 
1,436
 
  Clinics (4)
3,412
2,421
247
8,630
 
14,711
 

      Total lab
34,320
12,198
53,520
27,347
 
127,385
19%
      Pcnt of all lab WSCH
27%
10%
42%
21%
 
100%
 

ALL ORGANIZED CLASSES
284,434
90,036
157,424
47,506
 
579,400
85%
      Pcnt of all organized WSCH
49%
16%
27%
8%
 
100%
 

INDEPENDENT STUDY INSTRUCTION (5)
    Individual Study
10,499
595
23
2,336
 
13,453
 
    Experimental Learning
13,855
8,038
5,311
3,758
 
30,962
 
    Thesis Research 698s/699s
58,395
695
0
430
 
59,520
 

ALL INDEPENDENT STUDY CLASSES
82,749
9,328
5,334
6,525
 
103,935
15%
      Pcnt of all independent study WSCH
80%
9%
5%
6%
 
100%
 

ALL CLASSES
367,184
99,364
162,757
54,030
 
683,335
100%
      Pcnt of all WSCH
54%
15%
24%
8%
 
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.  back
(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. 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
(5) Values for Independent Study instruction are imputed or calculated based on per-course-enrollment factors rather than on time statements. back

Source: Space Management and Academic Scheduling

 


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