Numerical Basis of the Model

These tables provide the numerical basis for the graphical model of the impact of course delivery on faculty workload. Except for the number of students, numbers represent hours per week in a 17-week teaching semester.

 Web Courses Maintenance E-Mail, etc. Total NumberofStudents .5 hr/  student .25 hr/  student .5 hr .25 hr 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2.67 5 2.5 7.7 5.2 20 2.67 10 5.0 12.7 7.7 30 2.67 15 7.5 17.7 10.2 32 2.67 16 8.0 18.7 10.7 40 2.67 20 10.0 22.7 12.7 50 2.67 25 12.5 27.7 15.2 60 2.67 30 15.0 32.7 17.7 70 2.67 35 17.5 37.7 20.2 80 2.67 40 20.0 42.7 22.7 90 2.67 45 22.5 47.7 25.2 100 2.67 50 25.0 52.7 27.7 A full load in a web, 3-credit course is 32 students if the faculty member has grading help and is allowed 4 teaching credits for the course: 3 credits for delivery and 1 credit for maintenance.

 Lecture Courses Assessment Write Exam Grade Exam Total Numberof Students Prep Delivery Essay Multiple  Choice Essay Multiple  Choice Essay Multiple  Choice 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 1.18 0.04 6.92 7.59 20 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 2.35 0.08 8.10 7.63 30 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 3.53 0.12 9.28 7.67 40 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 4.71 0.16 10.45 7.71 50 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 5.88 0.20 11.63 7.75 60 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 7.06 0.24 12.81 7.79 70 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 8.24 0.27 13.98 7.83 80 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 9.41 0.31 15.16 7.87 90 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 10.59 0.35 16.34 7.91 100 2.67 3 0.078 1.882 11.76 0.39 17.51 7.94 Assume 4 essay tests per semester (3+exam) which take 20 min each to write and .5 hr per student to grade; assume 17 teaching weeks per semester. Assume 4 multiple choice tests per semester (3+exam) which take 8 hours each to write and 1 min per student to grade.

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Last Updated on 23-Oct-1999