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Students Should Demand More of Their Professors

By Flo Samuels
Special to the Daily Cal
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?

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