Requiring college professors to actually earn their salaries!
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:Â 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.
They’ve built up a system where their TA’s “teach” most of the coursework and they pop in for a class or two a week. They see that disappearing and are shitting themselves.
And exactly what kind of useful research does a Gender or Race Studies professor do, anyway? Of course, keeping them out of the classroom might a better idea.