Presentation on theme: "1 Faculty Size Shanling Li June 4th, 2003. 2 Finding Optimal Size of Our Faculty Issues: Current and Future Demands Resource Availability (faculty."— Presentation transcript:
2 Finding Optimal Size of Our Faculty Issues: Current and Future Demands Resource Availability (faculty members, funds, budgets, support, facilities) Goal and objectives
3 Objectives and Outputs Improve Quality (Teaching and Research) Raise Funds to Support Faculty Activities Contribute to Society Measurement of Quality, Funds and Contribution: Teaching: business school rankings (external); student satisfaction (internal) Research: citations, number of papers, students trained Funds: profits; donation; endowment; research grants; etc. Contribution: degree programs; special degree programs; research collaboration
4 Relationships among Objectives Funds Quality Society
5 Conceptual Model for Finding Optimal Size Objective: Max: Quality + Funds + Contributions Subject to: 1. Faculty resources Demands (dynamic and uncertain) 2. Faculty members + sessionals No. of courses to be offered 3. Hiring + Promotion + Value Added Activities Resource Available 4. Support Current Availabilities
8 Findings based on Current Teaching Load Average teaching load per professor in tenure stream is 2.60 per academic year including chair professors, associate Deans and those on sabbatical. Average teaching load per professor in contracts is 6.19 per academic year across areas. The utilization of professors in both tenure stream and contracts is quite high in current status.
9 Research Performance Evaluation Inputs: Number of professors including tenure stream and contracts. Outputs: Total number of citations in each business school Total number of papers in each business school Total Number of Canadian Business Schools: 60
11 Research Productivity Evaluation Based on Total Citations and Total Papers (1.0 is the most productive, the lower the score, the poorer the productivity)
12 Research Productivity Evaluation Based on Citations and Papers Per Professor (1.0 is the most productive, the lower the score, the poorer the productivity)
13 Faculty Size From Research Perspective Conclusion: McGill is about 41% research productive based on the total numbers of citation and papers and 47% research productive based on citations and papers per professor in comparison with most productive UBC and McMaster. Potential Role Models (Business Schools in Ontario): UBC McMaster York University U. Of Toronto Western Ontario
14 Conclusion To achieve teaching and research performances, expanding faculty could be one solution. Optimal size could be similar to UBC (76) or York (72) or U. of Toronto (85).