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Lecturer Survey 2003 Results: Appendix 1a
Answers about Individual Respondents

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2. Please state whether you are
Female: 19.2% 24
Male: 80.8% 101

3. What is your post?
Teaching assistant: 3.2% 4
Visiting lecturer: 1.6% 2
Lecturer (pre 1992)/Lecturer or Senior Lecturer(post 1992): 50.4% 63
Senior lecturer (pre 1992)/Principal lecturer (post 1992): 28.0% 35
Reader: 4.0% 5
Professor: 12.8% 16

4. On what basis are you employed?
Continuing (permanent): full time: 85.6% 107
Continuing (permanent): part time: 8.0% 10
Fixed term: full time: 3.2% 4
Fixed term: part time: 3.2% 4
4.a. If fixed term, what is the length of the term?
<1 year: 0.0% 0
1 year: 14.3% 1
2 years: 42.9% 3
3 years: 42.9% 3
>3 years: 0.0% 0

5. Years of teaching in HE?
< 1 year: 2.4% 3
1-2 years: 1.6% 2
3-4 years: 12.0% 15
5-6 years: 10.4% 13
7-8 years: 5.6% 7
9-10 years: 6.4% 8
11-15 years: 24.0% 30
16-20 years: 8.0% 10
21-25 years: 8.8% 11
26-30 years: 12.8% 16
> 30 years: 8.0% 10

6. Average number of teaching hours per week in term time (exclude office hours and hours for teaching admin.)
< 3 hours: 3.2% 4
3-4 hours: 11.2% 14
5-7 hours: 37.6% 47
8-10 hours: 23.2% 29
11-15 hours: 20.0% 25
16-20 hours: 3.2% 4
> 20 hours: 1.6% 2

7. What percentage of your time do you spend on each of the following?
7.a. Research and/or scholarly activity
0-10: 16.8% 21
11-20: 21.6% 27
21-30: 19.2% 24
31-40: 17.6% 22
41-50: 12.0% 15
51-60: 5.6% 7
61-70: 5.6% 7
71-80: 1.6% 2
81-90: 0.0% 0
91-100: 0.0% 0
7.b. Teaching and teaching-related activities (e.g. preparation, marking)
0-10: 0.0% 0
11-20: 12.8% 16
21-30: 15.2% 19
31-40: 28.8% 36
41-50: 20.0% 25
51-60: 12.0% 15
61-70: 6.4% 8
71-80: 4.8% 6
81-90: 0.0% 0
91-100: 0.0% 0
7.c. Administration/other
0-10: 12.0% 15
11-20: 31.2% 39
21-30: 23.2% 29
31-40: 20.0% 25
41-50: 4.8% 6
51-60: 4.8% 6
61-70: 2.4% 3
71-80: 1.6% 2
81-90: 0.0% 0
91-100: 0.0% 0

8. Taking the time spent on teaching as 100%, what percentage of this do you spend on each of the following?
8.a. Preparation and production of student materials
0-10: 4.0% 5
11-20: 13.6% 17
21-30: 28.0% 35
31-40: 29.6% 37
41-50: 12.8% 16
51-60: 6.4% 8
61-70: 4.8% 6
71-80: 0.8% 1
81-90: 0.0% 0
91-100: 0.0% 0
8.b. Delivery
0-10: 5.6% 7
11-20: 28.8% 36
21-30: 28.8% 36
31-40: 25.6% 32
41-50: 7.2% 9
51-60: 2.4% 3
61-70: 1.6% 2
71-80: 0.0% 0
81-90: 0.0% 0
91-100: 0.0% 0
8.c. Assessment (setting, marking and supervising)
0-10: 8.0% 10
11-20: 40.8% 51
21-30: 35.2% 44
31-40: 13.6% 17
41-50: 2.4% 3
51-60: 0.0% 0
61-70: 0.0% 0
71-80: 0.0% 0
81-90: 0.0% 0
91-100: 0.0% 0
8.d. Course/module/unit administration
0-10: 42.4% 53
11-20: 36.0% 45
21-30: 19.2% 24
31-40: 1.6% 2
41-50: 0.8% 1
51-60: 0.0% 0
61-70: 0.0% 0
71-80: 0.0% 0
81-90: 0.0% 0
91-100: 0.0% 0

9. Approximately how many hours of staff development activities related to teaching have you attended in the last two years?
0: 20.8% 26
1-2: 16.0% 20
3-4: 15.2% 19
5-6: 8.8% 11
7-8: 4.0% 5
>8: 35.2% 44

10. Do you have a formal system of student evaluation for your courses/modules/units?
Yes: 94.4% 118
No: 5.6% 7
10.a. If Yes, are you required to act on the results?
Yes: 65.3% 77
No: 34.7% 41

11. How would you rank the importance your department attaches to teaching relative to research on a scale of 1 to 5?
1 Considerably less important: 28.0% 35
2 Somewhat less important: 25.6% 32
3 Of equal importance: 20.8% 26
4 Somewhat more important: 16.8% 21
5 Considerably more important: 8.8% 11

12. How do you personally rank the importance of your teaching relative to research on a scale of 1 to 5?
1 Considerably less important: 7.2% 9
2 Somewhat less important: 20.0% 25
3 Of equal importance: 41.6% 52
4 Somewhat more important: 15.2% 19
5 Considerably more important: 16.0% 20

14. How effective would you rate these incentives in improving your teaching practices?
1 Have had no effect and are unlikely to: 33.3% 21
2 Have had or will have only slight effect: 25.4% 16
3 Have had or will have a moderate effect: 25.4% 16
4 Have had or will have considerable effect on some areas: 7.9% 5
5 Have had or will have considerable effect across my teaching: 7.9% 5

16. How effective would you rate these mechanisms as encouraging you to innovate?
1 have had no effect and are unlikely to: 25.8% 16
2 Have had or will have only slight effect: 24.2% 15
3 Have had or will have a moderate effect: 29.0% 18
4 Have had or will have considerable effect on some areas: 16.1% 10
5 Have had or will have considerable effect across my teaching: 4.8% 3

17. How many seminars/workshops/conferences have you attended that were specifically dedicated to teaching and learning in the past two years?
0: 29.3% 34
1-2: 37.1% 43
3-4: 13.8% 16
>4: 19.8% 23

19. Use of Computing and Informational Technology
19.a. Do you use a Virtual Learning Environment, such as Blackboard or WebCT, in teaching?
Yes: 57.6% 72
No: 42.4% 53
19.a.i. If Yes, please tell us how you use it
To post course materials (e.g. lecture slides):   n/a69
To provide course information (e.g. dates, assessment details):   n/a66
To provide a discussion board:   n/a24
To answer student queries:   n/a31
To offer on-line tutorials/seminars:   n/a7
To provide on-line assignments:   n/a12
To offer on-line, self-paced courses:   n/a7
Other (please specify):   n/a12
19.a.ii. If Yes, who maintains your course on the Web?
Do it myself: 65.3% 47
Help from department: 18.1% 13
Help from university central services: 16.7% 12
19.a.iii. If No: What factors prevented you from doing so?
Lack of knowledge/training:   n/a21
Uninterested/not relevant:   n/a11
Time:   n/a34
Reliability of equipment or software:   n/a5
lack of technical support:   n/a14
Lack of suitable material:   n/a4
Other (please specify):   n/a15

20. How often do you use economics/statistical software in teaching?
Frequently: 27.2% 34
Occasionally: 39.2% 49
Never: 33.6% 42

21. What level of involvement do you have with Economics LTSN?
I don't know about the LTSN:   n/a10
I've heard about Economics LTSN, but haven't been involved:   n/a43
I've used resources from the Economics LTSN Website:   n/a39
I've attended a workshop run by the LTSN:   n/a28
I've attended the Economics LTSN conference or plan to do so (15/16 Sept 2003, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh):   n/a8
I am a contact person from the department for Economics LTSN:   n/a35
Other (please specify):   n/a6

Results for questions about individual courses and modules are in Appendix 1b


Lecturers Survey 2003 Report
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