Teaching, Stress, Adjuncts

October 24, 2012

Full-time faculty members at four-year colleges are spending less time on teaching than they used to, according to a national study being released today by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. Because the comparative data are for full-time faculty only, it is not clear if this trend is because more courses are being taught by part-timers, because more sections have been canceled due to budget cuts, or for other reasons. But the results show a long term decline in those who spend at least nine hours a week in teaching (defined by actual time, not credit hour) and a significant increase in those spending only one to four hours in teaching.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed