HomeThe Paulinian Compassvol. 2 no. 3 (2012)

Performance Excellence, Teaching Load, and Work Tenure of SPU Manila College Faculty

Gerardo Guiuan

Discipline: Education



The following research presents a glimpse of teaching excellence of the St. Paul University Manila faculty vis-a-vis their teaching load and tenure covering a two-year period (School Years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011). The study employed the descriptive method using archival or document analysis of faculty evaluation forms as the main research instrument. Data were collected from a total enumeration of faculty members who garnered excellent overall ratings during the period of the study. The following statistical measures were used to treat data gathered: frequency and percentage distribution, simple mean, and the F-statistic from one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Levene’s test and post hoc analysis were used in conjunction with ANOVA. Hypothesis testing was carried out using two-tailed or unidirectional analysis and a level of significance of 0.05. 


Findings revealed, among others, that there were significant differences in the number of classes handled and number of preparations made by top-performing faculty members when they are grouped by college. Data also showed that the proportion of full-time and part-time faculty members who garnered excellent performance ratings was just about even. The recommendations forwarded include restructuring of the loading scheme of the university towards a more equitable and balanced teacher working load, preferably using the Douglass or the Norton/Bria formula. Additionally, it was suggested that the remaining faculty members (those who did not receive excellent evaluation ratings) be encouraged to commit to the highest ideals of academic and teaching excellence.