Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Chronicle of Higher Education, N.C. Legislation Would Set teaching Load at 8 Courses a Year:
A bill introduced in late March in the North Carolina General Assembly has set college faculty members across the state abuzz with a bold suggestion: Require all professors within the University of North Carolina system to teach at least eight courses each academic year.
Senate Bill 593, titled "Improve Professor Quality/UNC System," would reduce the salary of any professor who fails to hit that annual mark. ..
The backlash from faculty across the state was immediate -- and unsurprising. Professors expressed outrage. Many said a mandated 4/4 course load -- four courses per semester -- would make it impossible to focus on their research and other responsibilities.