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Subject: Administrative work
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: jimandmargaret-ga
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Posted: 11 Apr 2006 07:58 PDT
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I need statistics on how much time university lecturers spend on
adminstrative work (committees, etc.), on average, in different
countries. (Not just the US.)
Subject: Re: Administrative work
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 30 Apr 2006 04:38 PDT
<University professors ? time spent on administrative work.

This report has data from two studies.

Time lecturers spent on administration.
1977 ? 17.9%
1993 ? 13.4%
Source: Change and Continuity in Academic Work. January 1998.

According to the Archambault report professors spend 18% of their time
on administrative duties.
According to Denis Bertrand, professors spend 15% of their time on
management activities.
Source: Universities and the future. Government policy options
regarding Quebec Universities. Consultation paper. 1998.

Junior professors at Göttingen expend up to 8 hours a week on
administrative tasks, depending on the faculty.
Source: Junior Professors on the Rise. Sabine Steghaus-Kovac. 2 August 2002.

In Norwegian universities, professors spend 17% of their time on administration.
Source: OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education. Norwegian Ministry
of Education and Research. January 2005.

For lecturers the mean is 32.5% and for senior lecturers 39.3%.
Six universities in Scotland were studied - Abertay, Glasgow
Caledonian, Napier, Paisley, Robert Gordon, and Queen Margaret
University College.
Source: The Expansion of Administrative duties in Higher Education. December 2001.


Between May and June 2003 the Economics Centre of the Learning and
Teaching Support Network (Economics LTSN) conducted a National online
Survey of Economics Lecturers. There were 125 respondents from 63 HE
institutions who completed the survey, representing slightly more than
10% of all economics lecturers in UK HE.
They were found to spend 26.80% of their time on administration.
Source: Is it still ?Chalk and Talk? for economics lecturers in UK?

Time spent on administrative duties by sector
Public doctoral ? 21.1%
Private doctoral ? 22.3%
Public master?s ? 19.4%
Private master?s ? 20.4%
Private baccalaureate ? 20.3%
Public community college ? 16.8%

Source: US Education Department

University of Iowa ? time spent on administrative duties in 2002/3
Professor ? 15.5%
Associate professor ? 10.5%
Assistant professor ? 47.3%
Source: Annual Report on Faculty Activities.

University of Iowa - Time spent on administrative duties FY04.
Professors ? 10.5%
Associate professors ? 4.5%
Assistant professors ? 2%.
Source: Faculty work week averages 58 hours by Linda Charles.>


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<Hope this helps.>
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