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Instruction and Student Life
Weekly Student Class Hours (WSCH) by Type of Instruction and Rank
of Instructor
(for Fall 2002-03)

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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*
244,891
73,404
86,933
19,397
424,625
 
  Secondary**
1,173
362
22,190
1,279
25,004
 

      Total non-lab
246,064
73,765
109,123
20,676
449,628
64%
      Percent of all non-lab WSCH
55%
16%
24%
5%
100%
 
  Laboratory class instruction
    Laboratory
27,067
8,986
54,411
17,974
108,438
 
    Lab prepatory
3,187
7
326
284
3,804
 
  Auto tutorial self-paced labs***
194
0
444
523
1,162
 
  Clinics****
3,581
2,616
266
8,620
15,083
 

      Total lab
34,030
11,609
55,448
27,401
128,488
18%
      Percent of all lab WSCH
26%
9%
43%
21%
100%
 
 
ALL ORGANIZED CLASSES
280,093
85,375
164,571
48,077
578,116
82%
      Percent of all organized WSCH
48%
15%
28%
8%
100%
 

INDEPENDENT STUDY INSTRUCTION*****
    Individual Study
16,468
3,437
23
6,383
26,311
 
    Experiential Learning
14,031
5,398
11,146
2,349
32,924
 
    Thesis Research 698s/699s
64,165
720
40
700
65,625
 

ALL INDEPENDENT STUDY CLASSES
94,664
9,555
11,209
9,432
124,861
18%
      Percent of all independent study WSCH
76%
8%
9%
8%
100%
 

ALL CLASSES
374,757
94,930
175,779
57,510
702,977
100%
      Percent of all WSCH
53%
14%
25%
8%
100%
 

*Refers to the first or primary organization for non-lab class instruction, e.g., course has only a lecture, seminar, or discussion group.  
**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. 
***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.  
****Refers to situations where students are engaged in the practice and use of techniques for improving the health of animate patients.  
*****Values for Independent Study instruction are imputed or calculated based on per-course-enrollment factors rather than on time statements. 

Source: Space Management and Academic Scheduling

 


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