Inside Iowa State
June 11, 1999
The "composite" tenured faculty member at Iowa State
As part of a recent report on faculty activities, interim provost Richard Seagrave offered a portrait of the "composite" ISU tenured faculty member. The composite, based on the results of various information-gathering reports and surveys conducted throughout the year, was part of a May report to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
The composite ISU tenured faculty member:
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- Is 52 years old and has been at Iowa State for 19 years if male, or is 50 years old and been at the university for 16 years if female.
- Has a Ph.D. from a Big 10 or Big 12 university.
- Is paid $68,000 a year.
- Works 57 hours a week.
- Sends or receives 6,000 e-mails a year, or 30 per day.
- Spends 26 hours a week on teaching activities.
- Has a typical "teaching load" that would include:
- A three-hour lecture course with 60 students.
- 2 two-hour laboratory courses with 20 students.
- 1 seminar with 15 students.
- 6 hours per week grading papers and tests and preparing to teach.
- 12 hours per week advising or working with students outside of class.
- Supervising two doctoral students taking a total of 8 dissertation credits.
- Spends 19 hours a week involved in research and scholarly activities.
- Spends 4 hours per week involved in university service activities such as committees and workshops.
- Spends 8 hours a week involved in public and professional service, which includes:
- 97 in-state contacts and 10 group events in the state per year.
- 38 out-of-state contacts and three group events per year.
- 7 professional service events per year.
- Is asked to fill out four forms a year to get the data used to compile this list -- and actually does fill out the forms!
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