Academics and universities have an interest in tracking the tasks and workloads of academics in the areas of teaching, research and administration, but do academics and their employers know how many hours a week an academic engages in particular tasks? We discuss the on-going development of an electronic time diary tool to measure an academic's teaching, research and administrative tasks. Our preliminary findings suggest that time spent communicating with students is now a significant portion of an academic workday. Academics work long hours interrupted by the demands of students as customers coupled with increasing accountability and compliance within universities. We find that academics value aspects of their work which foster self-direction and creativity in both teaching and research activities.
|Title of host publication||ECRM 2012 Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Reading, UK|
|Publisher||Academic Publishing Inetrnational Limited|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies - Univeristy of Bolton, UK, United Kingdom|
Duration: 28 Jun 2012 → 29 Jun 2012
|Conference||European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies|
|Period||28/06/12 → 29/06/12|
Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Duncan, R., & Tilbrook, K. (2012). The Use of the Time Diary Method to Explore Academic Time Management: Insights From an Australian University. In R. McClean (Ed.), ECRM 2012 Proceedings (pp. 199-206). Academic Publishing Inetrnational Limited.