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  •  I don't think faculty are doing less, but . . . (0+ / 0-)

    . . . . but research requirements form a higher proportion of job requirements than they did, at the expense of students.  Publish-or-perish is resulting in each tuition dollar getting less instruction in real terms than it did.  There are other factors as well.

    •  It's hard to blame publishing on that (0+ / 0-)

      when you've reduced faculty to half or less of what they used to be.

      73% of all faculty are part-timers. More than 50% of undergraduate classes are taught by part-timers.

      If you're going to reduce full-time faculty, the students will definitely suffer.

      Grad student numbers have increased to take over for the full-time faculty, and this also means that full-time faculty have a lot more responsibilities guiding grad students. Full-time faculty also have more students period.

      There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

      by upstate NY on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 11:29:04 AM PDT

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