Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Professors balk at having to work 16-hour weeks

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports, "Faculty members in the University of North Texas' College of Public Affairs and Community Service have new work rules this year. They are required to spend at least four hours a day, four days a week on campus, on top of the time they spend in the classroom, under a
policy adopted last week." Faculty complain that they won't have enough "scheduling flexibility."

When Kean University set up similar rules in 2008 for their professors, the faculty union sought an injunction to stop the change. The faculty lost and they are now required to be in their offices at least four days per week. They also have to teach on Fridays. What is this country coming to?

1 comment:

  1. Well they should spend time working in their offices on campus. I mean the support staff on teh campus has to spend 40 hours/week in their office to meet the needs of the university.