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Hurtado, S., Eagan, K., Pryor, J. H., Whang, H., & Tran, S. Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The 2010-2011 HERI Faculty Survey. Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, 2012. Pages: 106.
This report presents the results of a national survey of college and university faculty in the United States. This survey is the eighth in a series surveys carried out every three years by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA since 1978. For this report, 23 824 full-time faculty at 417 four-year colleges and universities and 3 547 part-time faculty at 266 four-year colleges and universities were surveyed. The results show that, for the first time, institutional budget cuts were one of the most relevant stress factors among faculty at both public and private institutions. Other factors triggering stress among faculty included self-imposed expectations, lack of personal time and teaching load. On a more positive note, the results also show that the use of student-centred teaching methods, such as class discussions or cooperative learning, has increased significantly.