Teaching 4 hours a week « Ninth Level Ireland
More on the four hour work week story, via Teaching 4 hours a week « Ninth Level Ireland.
“… It is not clear why this figure came out from Bat O’Keeffe’s mouth, but it smacks of a ’softening up’ of the third level sector in an effort to reduce funding even more than before. In my department, we have a total of 15 permanent academic staff right now and 14 who have a full teaching load. We are dealing with about 750 students. It is relatively easy to do the maths and see that this is really not a good way to try to teach …” (more)
Read the whole thing. This is actually (just some of) what happens in real universities, as opposed to sipping sherry in the common room while engaging in genteel conversation about […fill in your choice of something abstruse and unworldly…] that some picture academic work to be.