About half the faculty think the time they spend preparing to teach and teaching is about the same as others. Conversely, about half the faculty believe they spend more time mentoring students and conducting research than do others. Males believe they spend more time than others conducting scholarly activities and writing proposals while females report spending more time than others preparing to teach and teaching. This was also true for lecturers who perceive that they spend more time than others preparing to teaching, teaching, and working with student organizations.
Some predictable patterns emerged. For example, full professors report more mentoring of their colleagues and more service; faculty from underrepresented groups report spending more time advising students than do others; Asian American faculty and assistant professors indicate spending more time than others doing reviews and writing proposals. Within the groups, approximately 75% of faculty members believe they and their colleagues are equally satisfied with their workload.