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Module C: Academic Career and Professional Activities

The following questions ask in greater depth about your experience and activities in your current academic position in higher education.

Q C-1. During the fall term of the academic year 2005-06, did you have any instructional duties (e.g., teaching one or more courses, advising or supervising students' academic activities)?

Yes
No (SKIP TO QUESTION Q C-3)

 

Q C-2. During the fall term of the academic year 2005-06, were

all of your instructional duties related to credit courses or advising or supervising academic activities for which students received credit?
some of your instructional duties related to credit courses or advising or supervising academic activities for which students received credit?
all your instructional duties related to noncredit courses or advising or supervising noncredit academic activities?
Clear selection

 

Q C-3. What was your principal activity at this institution during the fall term of the academic year 2005-06? If you had equal responsibilities, please select one.

Teaching
Research
Clinical Service
Administration  (Enter position.)
On sabbatical from this institution
Other paid leave or release from teaching
Other activity (e.g., technical activity such as programmer or technician; institutional activity such as library services, community or public service; subsidized performer, artist in residence, etc.)
Clear selection

 

Q C-4. What is your principal field or discipline of teaching? If equal areas, select one. (Write in the name of your principal field or discipline and select the discipline that best matches your field of teaching. If you have no field of teaching, check the "NA" box.)

NA. Not applicable
Principal field or discipline of teaching:
Subfield (Foreign Languages and Literatures):

 

Q C-5. What is your principal area of research? If equal areas, select one. (Write in the name of your principal area of research and select the discipline that best matches your field of research. If you have no research area, check the "NA" box.)

NA. Not applicable
Principal field or discipline of research:
Subfield (Foreign Languages and Literatures):

 

Q C-6. Were you the chairperson of a department or division at this institution during the fall term of the academic year 2005-06?

No (SKIP TO QUESTION Q C-8)
Yes

 

Q C-7. Did you receive a reduction in your teaching load for this administrative assignment?

No
Yes, from course(s) to course(s) per term

 

Q C-8. Did you hold a departmental administrative position other than department chair during the fall term of the academic year 2005-06?

No (SKIP TO QUESTION Q C-10)
Yes
Please specify position:
Estimated hours per week:

 

Q C-9. Did you receive a reduction in your teaching load for this administrative assignment?

No
Yes, from course(s) to course(s) per term

 

Q C-10. How many courses did you have sole or primary responsibility for teaching during the fall term of the academic year 2005-06?

Provide number of courses taught
Total credit hours these courses represent
Total number of students who received a final grade

 

Q C-11. Did this number of courses include a course reduction or award of released time?

No
Yes, of course(s)

 

Q C-12. Does your institution follow a semester or quarter system?

 

Q C-13. Your Routine or Usual Work Week
 
How many hours per week do you usually spend on each of the activities listed below? Please answer only for those activities that you usually perform each week in your current position during the course of the semester.
 
Do you receive course release or financial compensation (beyond salary) for any of these activities?

Activities Hours per Week Received Course Release or Compensation
In-class instruction
Course preparation
Grading or commenting on student work
Directing independent study
Directing and reading theses or dissertations
Advising student organizations
Job search adviser or coordinator
Editorial work for journals
Informal mentoring of students
Office hours, advising students
Student residence advising
Formal mentoring or advising of faculty colleagues
Informal mentoring or advising of faculty colleagues
Departmental service (other than that counted above)
University or college service
Administrative service (chair, DGS, etc.)
Community service (outside the institution)
Research and writing
Child care
Elder care
Other care-giving responsibilities:

 

Q C-14. Other Professional Activities You May Have Participated in During Fall Term of Academic Year 2005-06
 
During the fall term of academic year 2005-06, did you participate in any of the activities listed? If so, enter the number in the field provided.

Activities Number
Conference panel organizer
Conference panel speaker
Invited lecturer
Member of an editorial board for a scholarly journal
Member of an editorial board of a scholarly press
Member of a committee of a professional organization (other than editorial board)
Peer reviewer for scholarly journal
Peer reviewer for scholarly press
Outside reviewer for candidate for tenure or promotion
Outside reviewer for departmental review or self-study
Other activity 1:
Other activity 2:

 

Q C-15. Relative Importance of Various Professional Activities to Your Earning Tenure and Promotion in Your Current Institution
 
What is your assessment of how each of the activities listed counted in your institution's process of evaluation when you underwent review for tenure and promotion in your current position?

Activities Importance to Your Gaining Tenure and Promotion
Highly Valued Valued Not Valued  
Teaching
Clear
Directing theses or dissertations
Clear
Mentoring or advising of students
Clear
Advising student organizations
Clear
Office hours, advising students
Clear
Mentoring or advising of faculty colleagues
Clear
Departmental service (other than that counted above)
Clear
University or college service
Clear
Administrative service as department chair
Clear
Community service (outside the institution)
Clear
Publication of a monograph (single-author book) in print format
Clear
Publication of a scholarly monograph online or in electronic format
Clear
Publication in print format of scholarly articles in refereed journals or of chapters in books
Clear
Publication of scholarly articles in online or electronic-format refereed journals
Clear
Creation of Web-based scholarly resources and reference works
Clear
Conference presentations
Clear
Translations
Clear
Edited anthologies
Clear
Edited collections of essays
Clear
Textbooks
Clear
Scholarly editions in print format
Clear
Scholarly editions in an online or electronic format
Clear
Bibliographic scholarship
Clear
Articles written for a general audience
Clear
Books written for a general audience
Clear
Invited lectures
Clear
Books oriented toward application in classroom practice
Clear
Radio or television program broadcast to a general audience
Clear
Dissemination of scholarly work through an online, open-archive network
Clear
Creation of online courses for distance education
Clear
Grants
Clear
Other activity:
Clear

 

Q C-16. How do you perceive that the distribution of your workload among teaching, service, and scholarship has changed over the time you have held your current appointment as you have moved through the academic ranks you may have occupied?

From assistant professor to associate professor
Remained about the Same Increased Decreased Not Applicable
(I have not experienced this change in rank.)
 
Scholarship
Clear
Teaching
Clear
Service
Clear
From associate professor to full professor
Remained about the Same Increased Decreased Not Applicable  
Scholarship
Clear
Teaching
Clear
Service
Clear

 

Q C-17. How many of each of the following have you presented or published during your entire career and during the last two years? For publications, please include only works that have been accepted for publication. Count multiple presentations or publications of the same work only once. Include electronic publications that are not published elsewhere in the appropriate categories.

Type of Presentation or Publication Total during Career Past Two Years
Sole Responsibility Joint Responsibility Sole Responsibility Joint Responsibility
Monographs (single-author books)
Coauthored books
Edited books
Edited Journal Issues
Articles or chapters in refereed journals or books (print or online)
Articles or chapters in nonrefereed journals or books (print or online)
Text books
Reviews (of books, articles, software, and so forth)
Encyclopedia articles
Conference presentations
Software
Translations
Creative publications

 

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