A Dispute Over Our Faculty Workload Study

Aug 26, 2011 | 

George Leef

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A Dispute Over Our Faculty Workload Study

Aug 26, 2011 | 

George Leef



In today’s Pope Center piece, the provost at UNC-Asheville takes issue with the findings in our report on faculty workloads. She argues that they do more than we said they did. Author Jay Schalin replies.

Jonathan

| August 26, 2011 - 4:35 PM"


Jay Schalin makes a tremendous error if he thinks that a lab section shouldn’t count in one’s “teaching load.”  They take a lot of time in-class; furthermore, designing a lab, sometimes writing lab manuals, setting up the apparatus and materials—this can take a huge amount of time; I suggest that Jay Schalin sponsor, say, a biochemistry lab, and he’ll find out what I’m talking about.  (The comments to this posting at National Review are also interesting.) 

A recitation section certainly shouldn’t count as a full course, but it surely should count for something.  Otherwise, why have them?