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Journal:   STUDIES IN EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY   2011 , Volume 11 , Number 2; Page(s) 5 To 28.
 
Paper: 

A CASE STUDY OF FACULTY MEMBER'S TEACHING LOAD AT MAZANDARAN UNIVERSITY

 
Author(s):  SALEHI OMRAN EBRAHIM*, GHANAVATI LILA
 
* UNIVERSITY OF MAZANDARAN
 
Abstract: 
This study deals with the degree of faculty members' teaching load, its relationship with their specialties and also the relationship between the teachers' satisfaction and the quantity and quality of their academic responsibilities based on three variables of faculty, gender, and academic rank. This study is both qualitative and quantitative. The required data were gathered through the study of documents and papers (a quantitative method) and interview (a qualitative method) . The population of this study was the faculty members' of Mazandaran University in the educational year of 1385-86.222 faculty members were selected for quantitative part of the study. Among them 16 faculty members were selected as qualified cases for qualitative part. For analyzing the data gathered through documents and interview, respectively, descriptive statistics and Inductive analysis were used. The analysis of the data gathered through documents indicates that faculty members' mean of teaching load during the given time period was 50.68. The results about course variety show that the total course number in the Mazandaran University is 3293. Considering 228 fee faculty member and 222 formal faculty member, each member, in average, has 7 courses. The results indicate that there was no significant relationship between the faculty members' specialty and their course verity. On the other hand, there was a consensus among faculty members regarding the amount of teaching load and the quantity and quality of their academic responsibilities. Based on these variables as faculty, sex, and academic rank, there was no difference in faculty members' opinions. They were unsatisfied about the quantity and quality of their academic responsibilities.
 
Keyword(s): TEACHING LOAD, FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, ACADEMIC QUALITY, UNIVERSITY
 
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