Time! What’s that? You’re joking, I don’t have any!

Denis Feather

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to understand how lecturers delivering college-based higher education viewed their workloads, and how this (if at all), influenced their engagement in scholastic activities, which may then enable them to become more knowledgeable in their chosen field of study. The research was of a qualitative nature, whereby semi-structured, in-depth interviews were undertaken with 26 individual lecturers employed at different further education colleges throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region. It was found that lack of time and onerous administrative responsibilities on top of their current workload were two of the major issues these lecturers were facing in their current roles. As a result, it is recommended that an independent audit be conducted to ascertain FE lecturers’ contact time with students and that ways in which to reduce their administrative duties be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-716
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
Volume41
Issue number5
Early online date18 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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