Students Should Demand More of Their Professors
Friday, March 18, 2011
Category: Opinion > Letters to the Editor
In protests against higher tuition and increasing fees I have yet to see protests against the hours worked by faculty.
New professors earn at least 25 percent more than a new non-university teacher (who basically gets a five-year degree equivalent to a Masters to get a credential) yet works one-third of the hours.
If every professor were required to teach an extra section, or an increase in average classroom hours from 15 to 18 a week, more classes would be available for students and fewer professors needed thereby reducing one reason for tuition hikes.
So why aren't college students making demands like this?
Flo Samuels Hayward, Calif.
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