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ACAD Academic Census Data - Bargaining Unit Employees Full Time
01 Algonquin
02 Boreal
03 Cambrian
04 Canadore
05 Centennial
06 Conestoga
07 Confederation
08 Durham
09 Fanshawe
10 George Brown
11 Georgian
12 Humber
13 La Cite
14 Lambton
15 Loyalist
16 Mohawk
17 Niagara
18 Northern
19 St. Clair
20 St. Lawrence
21 Sault
22 Seneca
23 Sheridan
24 Fleming


Q0   Please identify your position at the college:
1       Teacher
2       Manager

SEXE Please indicate your gender:
1 Male
2 Female




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Q1    What is your primary Subject Area?
1    Applied Arts
2    Business
3    Health Sciences
4    Human Services
5    Hospitality and Tourism
6    Technology
7    Apprenticeship
8    Other
9    I prefer not to answer

Q3   How many years have you been teaching at an Ontario Community College?

Q4A For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate on a scale of one to seven
whether you agree or disagree with the statement. The method of teaching for the subjects I am assigned is
appropriate.

Q4B For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate on a scale of one to seven
whether you agree or disagree with the statement. The subject matter of the courses I have been assigned is
suited to my expertise.

Q4C For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate on a scale of one to seven
whether you agree or disagree with the statement. I am qualified in the teaching methodology demanded by
the courses assigned to me.

Q4D The majority of students who are registered in my assigned courses enter with the prerequisite
knowledge and skills to be successful in these courses.

Q4E For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate on a scale of one to seven
whether you agree or disagree with the statement. The curriculum assigned to me is designed so that the
average student can master it.
1 1- Strongly Disagree
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither Agree nor Disagree
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strongly Agree
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse



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Q5M1 TO Q5M10 Please indicate which of the following teaching methods you use in your first teaching
assignment of the week? (Multiple responses are acceptable)
01 Traditional classroom instruction
02 Lecture
03 Lab/shop
04 Online delivery in the classroom from your location
05 Online delivery for students to their locations
06 Seminar
07 Field Placement
08 Studio
09 Clinical
10 Cooperative learning
11 Group work / Group assignment
12 Visual presentations (Includes: Power point presentations, slides etc.)
13 Video presentations
14 Discussions / Debate
15 In class exercises / In class problem solving
16 Case study
17 Presentations / Group presentations
96 Other specify
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q6 Is this the first time you taught this course?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q7 Has there been any major revision made to this course since the last time you taught it?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q8 Have you taught this course previously within the last three years?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q9    How many sections of this course are you currently teaching?
1    1
2    2
3    3
4    4
5    5
6    6
7    More than 6
9    I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q10A How many hours per week are scheduled for each section of this course? (Please insert a number) First
section
99 I prefer not to answer

Q10B Second section
99 I prefer not to answer

Q10C Third section
99 I prefer not to answer

Q10D Fourth section
99 I prefer not to answer

Q10E Fifth section
99 I prefer not to answer

Q10F Sixth section
99 I prefer not to answer

Q10G Additional sections (average)
99 I prefer not to answer




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Q11A How many students are currently enrolled in each section of this course? (Please insert a number)
First section
999 I prefer not to answer

Q11B Second section
999 I prefer not to answer

Q11C Third section
999 I prefer not to answer

Q11D Fourth section
999 I prefer not to answer

Q11E Fifth section
999 I prefer not to answer

Q11F Sixth section
999 I prefer not to answer

Q11G Additional sections (average) students
999 I prefer not to answer

Q12 Please indicate which of the following most   accurately describes the status of this course with
respect to the last major revision undertaken.
1 The course was just revised
2 The course has not been recently revised, but   is still current
3 The course has not been recently revised, and   is due for revision
4 The course has not been recently revised, and   is overdue for revision
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q13 When during the academic year, do you typically engage in course revision?
1 During teaching weeks
2 During non-teaching weeks
3 During both teaching and non-teaching weeks
4 Neither, I do not engage in course revision during the academic year
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q14A For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate
whether you agree or disagree with the statement. I feel comfortable teaching my courses.

Q14B For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. My familiarity with my course materials makes preparing for class easy.

Q14C For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. I arrive to class prepared for the day's lessons.

Q14D For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. If I had more time I would prepare for class differently than I do now.

Q14E For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. I spend approximately the same amount of time each week preparing for class
during the semester.

Q14F For each of the following statements about your program, please indicate whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. Courses are reviewed and revised by faculty members to ensure that course
materials are current and/or
in-class methods engaging.
1 1- Strongly Disagree
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither Agree nor Disagree
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strongly Agree
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q15M1 TO Q15M3 Please list the three most important things you do in preparing for a typical class
session:
01     Prepare, select, research the topic, collect data (Unspecific)
 1A     Review and update previous material to incorporate latest development
 1B     Create, review, follow lesson plan
 1C     Review trade, professional publications, Internet search, consult with other teachers
 1D     Consult syllabus, previous notes, read lesson, chapter
 02     Prepare support, lab material, equipment, hand-outs, class activities, etc.
 2A     Prepare, review, update Powerpoint, overhead slides and other presentation material
 03     Inform students of requirement by posting on Blackboard, Internet, webct, etc.
 05     Adapt material, methods of delivery to the needs of the different classes, students, workplace
expectations, insure a variety of teaching methods
 06     Determine objectives, learning outcomes, ensure they are met
 07     Grade works
 08     Prepare assignments, student evaluation
 96     Other
 95     Other
 94     Other
 99     I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q16M1 TO Q16M3 Please list the three factors that most affect the time you require for class preparation.
01 Students dropping off in the office / Helping students out of class time
02 Meetings with students
03 Interruption from parties other than students
04 Administrative meetings
05 Other responsibilities / administrative duties
06 Changes in technology / Changes in industry / Remaining up to date
07 Class size / Number of students
08 Marking / Grading assignment / Tests and other evaluations
09 Familiarity with content / Familiarity with material / Knowledge of the subject
10 Course planning
11 Lecture Planning / Lesson planning
12 Field placement supervision
13 Meeting students needs / Knowing the needs of students
14 Preparing text books /Reading material
15 Condition of teaching resources / teaching equipments / teaching tools
16 Getting the students involved / attracting student's attention / Innovative teaching techniques /
Keeping the students engaged
17 Lack of time
18 Preparing the class
19 Conferring with colleagues / Talking to colleagues / Helping other colleagues / Getting advice from
colleagues
20 Busy office / Shared office / Office environment
21 Preparing online delivery
22 Scheduling of courses / Back to back courses
23 Preparing other courses / More than one course to teach / Other courses requirements
24 Answering emails / phone calls (Unspecified)
96 Other
95 Other
94 Other
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q17 Where would you place your own evaluation philosophy on a scale of 1 to 7?
1 1- Comparative tool
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither
5 5
6 6
7 7- Individual student improvement tool
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

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Q18A     For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree
or disagree with the statement. I am satisfied that my evaluation of students corresponds with my ideal.

Q18B     For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree
or disagree with the statement. I feel that, in general, my students receive sufficient attention with
regards to their assessment.

Q18C For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. I spend approximately the same amount of time each week evaluating student
work during the semester.
1 1- Strongly Disagree
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither Agree nor Disagree
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strongly Agree
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q19M1 TO Q19M3 Name up to three factors that have an effect on the time you spend evaluating your
students.
 01     Number of students / amount of time able to devote to each
 02     Administrative responsibilities, other duties, paper work / bureaucracy
 2A     Teaching time, (other) classes to prepare, etc.
 2B     Personal and family
 03     Available time to prepare, to mark, deadlines, Check For Cheating/ Plagiarism
 04     Number, frequency of assignments to prepare, to mark
 05     Length and complexity of assignments, to prepare, to mark (Essays vs multiple choice)
 06     Students interest / motivation (incl. time devoted to studies), background knowledge, preparation,
capacity
 07     Quality, sloppiness of work submitted, late submissions, absenteeism
 08     The period of the year (weekly, mid term, year end)
 09     Providing feedback, time spend with students
 10     Inadequate material / equipment, resources, locations, teaching assistants
 11     Methodologies Implemented (Multiple Choice, Practical, Group Study, Programs Used, Collaboration
with Other Courses)
 96     Other
 95     Other
 94     Other
 99     I prefer not to answer/ refuse


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Q20A Do you keep office hours?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q20B How many office hours do you keep weekly?
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q21M1 TO Q21M3 Please list the three most important activities in which you engage during your regular
office hours.
01 Seeing students / helping students / interacting with students / helping students (General)
02 Email correspondence with students
03 Phone calls from students
04 Assisting with assignments / Explaining assignments / Helping with assignments
05 Assisting with course material (teaching course material again / tutoring)
06 Helping weak students / Helping student with weak results / Helping slow students
07 Marking / Grading (Assignments, essays, tests, exams, papers)
08 Feedback on tests / assignments and other types of evaluation
09 Preparing test / Exams / Tests / assignments and other types of evaluation
10 Administrative work / Paperwork / Departmental work
11 Preparing activities / Preparing class / Preparing Lesson / Preparing next lecture / Preparing labs /
Setting up labs
12 Changing course plans / Adapting course plans
13 Doing research / Researching course material / Revising material / Updating course material
14 Answering phone calls (Other than students and in general)
15 Answering Emails (Other than students and in general)
16 Meetings (Other than students and in general)
17 Administrative meetings / Meeting with colleagues / Consulting with other faculty members
18 Program development
19 Academic advising
97 Nothing in particular / I don't keep regular office hours
96 Other
95 Other
94 Other
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q22A Do you assist students academically outside of your regular office hours and/or in-class teaching
hours?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse


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Q22B If yes, how much time do you typically spend each week on such activities?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q23 Do you spend approximately the same amount of time each week assisting students outside of your
regular office hours or in-class teaching hours during the semester?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q24A List up to three factors that have an effect on the amount of time that you spend assisting students
out of class. Factor #1

Q24B   Factor #2




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Q24C Factor #3
01 Number of students / Class size
02 Number of classes I must teach
03 Class dynamics / Class level of students / Abilities of students / Preparedness of students
04 Helping students with programs / assisting students with programs / Academic counseling / Helping
students with their career paths / Advising students
05 Students personal problems (Family, sickness, emotions)
06 Assignments / Tests / Papers / Exams
07 Complexity of course material / Assisting students with course material / Helping students with course
material
08 Absenteeism / Students missing class
09 Meeting with students / Seeing students / Helping students (In general)
10 Due date of assignments and papers
11 The time of the year / The time of semester
12 Depending on questions from students / Complexity of the questions of the students
13 Availability of students
14 My availability / Time availability / Scheduling
15 Amount of marking (Exams, tests, assignments, papers)
16 Availability of office
17 Availability of work space / Availability of rooms / Availability of labs / availability of equipments
/ Availability of resources
18 Reading e-mails / Sending e-mails / Corresponding
19 Answering Phone calls / Making phone calls / Checking voice mail
20 Administrative issues and meetings
21 Field placement supervising
22 Conflicting schedule. (Between students and teachers)
23 Other duties (Unspecified)
24 Personal problems (Unspecified)
97 Nothing in particular
96 Please record response
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q25A How does each of the factors that you have identified affect the amount of time you allocate for out-
of-class assistance? <q24a>

Q25B How does each of the factors that you have identified affect the amount of time you allocate for out-
of-class assistance? <q24b>

Q25C How does each of the factors that you have identified affect the amount of time you allocate for out-
of-class assistance? <q24c>
1 1- Strongly Decreases amount of time allocated
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strongly Increases amount of time allocated
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q26 If you had access to clerical or administrative support assistance, how many hours each week do you
think that you could productively employ such assistance on work-related tasks that you would otherwise
have to do yourself?
00 Zero
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q27M1 TO Q27M3 Please list the three most time-consuming tasks that you would delegate to that assistance.
01 Data Entry (Grades, Excel Spreadsheets, Numbers)
02 Documentation, Clerical/Assistant/Administrative Work
03 Scheduling, Student Affairs ( drop/add etc.) Student Relations / Potential Students
04 Answering Basic Question, Filtering Questions for Prof. Review, Answering Emails/Phone
05 Distributing, Collecting Tests/Assignments
06 Web Duties, Web Administration / Course Outlines
07 Marketing Duties
08 Marking
09 Setting Up / Maintaining Equipment (Lab, AV, etc.), Tests
10 Write, Format, Proofread, and Revise Assignments/Tests/Course Materials
97 None / Not Applicable / Would not Delegate
96 Other
95 Other
94 Other
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse



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Q28 How many hours/week would you typically spend on the first of these activities?
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q29 How many hours do you spend mentoring (formally or informally) junior colleagues and/or part-time
faculty in a typical semester?
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q30A Please rate the support you receive directly (lab technicians, marking assistants, etc.) and
indirectly (clerical, IT, etc) support you currently receive for courses you have been assigned. Direct
support (lab technicians, marking assistants, etc)

Q30B Please rate the support you receive directly (lab technicians, marking assistants, etc.) and
indirectly (clerical, IT, etc) support you currently receive for courses you have been assigned. Indirect
support (clerical, IT, etc)
1 1- No Support
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strong Support
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q31   How many days did you spend on professional development activities last year?
999   I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q32A For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. I plan for my annual professional development.

Q32B For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. I discuss my professional development with my chair/dean/director.




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Q32C For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or
disagree with the statement. I consider last year's professional development activities to have been
satisfactory.
1 1- Strongly Disagree
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither Agree nor Disagree
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strongly Agree
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q33M1 TO Q33M5 In selecting professional development activities, have you felt that your choices were
constrained by any of the following?
1 Eligibility (because of membership, or qualifications) to participate in the proposed activity
2 Funding to cover costs associated with the proposed activity
3 Institutional time available to participate in the proposed activity
4 Personal time available to participate in the proposed activity
5 Institutional permission to participate in the proposed activity
7 Not constrained
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q34M1 TO Q34M3 List the three most useful professional development activities relevant
to your field that you might undertake.
01 Conferences
02 Training, taking courses, classes, workshops/seminars
03 Publishing Papers / Works
04 Field Work
05 Consulting
06 Course related work, research(reading), course planning, networking (business/peers)
07 Academic works out of course (for school board, gov't, colleges, etc.)
08 More Free Time / Sabbatical / Trading Shifts, Classes / R and R
09 Student Capacities
96 Other
95 Other
94 Other
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q35A For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or
disagree. I am satisfied with my professional development while an employee of the college.

Q35B For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or
disagree. Faculty members should be engaged in the process of curricular development.

Q35C For each of the following statements, please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or
disagree. I have been personally engaged in developing the courses I currently teach at the College.
1 1- Strongly Disagree
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither Agree nor Disagree
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strongly Agree
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q36 If you had an extra hour each week, but could only allocate it to one (and only one) component of your
work, how would you spend it?
01 Preparation for courses
02 Student evaluation
03 Assisting or advising students outside of class
04 Professional development
05 Administrative tasks
96 Other specify
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q37     If you lost an hour each week, but still had to meet all your current obligations, which one (and
only one) of the following activities could you reduce with the least adverse impact?
01 Preparation for courses
02 Student evaluation
03 Assisting or advising students outside of class
04 Professional development
05 Administrative tasks
97 None
96 Other specify
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q38 In your estimation, do the distance education courses that you teach (if any) require more or less
total time to prepare, manage, and evaluate than your other courses?
1 More
2 Less
3 No difference
4 Not applicable
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse


Q39A For a typical week, how much MORE time does a distance education course require?
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q39B For a typical week, how much LESS time does a distance education course require?
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q40 If the internet were to disappear, would you expect the amount of total time required to teach your
regular courses to increase or decrease?
1 Increase
2 Decrease
3 No change
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q41   How many students are currently enrolled in your largest class?
999   I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q42 What would you consider to be the optimal student enrollment for your largest class (balancing
pedagogical and efficiency factors)?
999 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q43   How many students are currently enrolled in your smallest class?
999   I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q44 What would you consider to be the optimal student enrollment for your smallest class (balancing
pedagogical and efficiency factors)?
999 I prefer not to answer/ refuse




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Q45 Please indicate on a scale of one to seven whether you agree or disagree. I am satisfied with the
facilities and equipment that I use in my courses.
1 1- Strongly Disagree
2 2
3 3
4 4- Neither Agree nor Disagree
5 5
6 6
7 7- Strongly Agree
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q46     Are you aware of the functions of both the Workload Monitoring Group (WMG) and the Workload
Resolution Arbitrator (WRA) to resolve workload disputes?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q47 Have you ever disputed your workload assignment?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q48 Did your dispute proceed to the WMG, WRA, or was it resolved earlier?
1 WMG
2 WRA
3 Resolved earlier
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse


Q49 Were you satisfied with the outcome?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q50 Were you satisfied with the process?
1 Yes
2 No
9 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

Q51 Are there any other comments or feedback you would like to share regarding any aspects of this survey?
96 Please record response
99 I prefer not to answer/ refuse

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