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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

How many hours should professors work each week? Everyone has a different answer, especially professors. Case in point: When Nicholas A. Christakis, a professor at Yale University, asserted on Twitter that graduate students should work more than 60 hours each week, a debate ensued. Professors pointed to studies that suggested not everyone can devote more than 40 hours each week to their jobs -- for example, if they have kids -- or that the institutions and departments they work for may have different standards of work, research, and competitiveness.

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Christakis drew his point from a 2014 study at Boise State University that found that faculty participants reported working, on average, 61 hours per week. They self-reported working 10 hours per day Monday to Friday and about that much on Saturday and Sunday combined.

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Proffessors should work as many hours as Donald Trump works.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-07 11:20 AM | Reply

Every year I teach a Trial Advocacy class at one of the local law schools and most of the full time Professors work as hard as a young associate in a big law firm, i.e. 60-80 hours a week.

Teaching is an avocation for many Professors, they aren't doing it for the money but for the sheer pleasure of teaching young minds.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-07 12:18 PM | Reply

#2 and already the Obama deflection. :)

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-07 12:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#3

I didn't even think of that...well done.

For the record, I never accused Obama of being lazy, especially while he was teaching.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-07 12:40 PM | Reply

Some SoCal profs are too busy shooing brown kids offa their lawn to teach.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-07 12:56 PM | Reply

#2 I didn't realize you were in law.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-07 01:07 PM | Reply

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