Faculty workload calculation

Marlene Z. Cohen, Joanne V. Hickey, Sandra L. Upchurch

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Faculty members and nursing education administrators have long examined faculty workloads and documentation thereof but have had difficulty quantifying the work faculty members accomplish in academia. Workloads become even more complicated as faculty members incorporate many activities into their roles of teaching, research, clinical practice, and community service. A form that was simple yet fairly complete was developed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing. The purpose of this article is to describe our workload documentation and issues surrounding its use. This form has been a useful beginning for discussions about accomplishing the work of the mission areas of the school. Our experience and documents may be useful to others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalNursing outlook
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Cohen, M. Z., Hickey, J. V., & Upchurch, S. L. (2009). Faculty workload calculation. Nursing outlook, 57(1), 50-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2008.07.004