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Efforts to Measure Faculty Workload Don't Add Up

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By Audrey Williams June

Some people might consider Carlos L. Aiken's job pretty cushy. At a glance, anyone can see that he taught a total of 45 students at the University of Texas at Dallas in a recent academic year, while earning a six-figure salary. Like many scholars, the geosciences professor is spending much of this summer off campus, including doing research in Scotland and Wales.

But what the public often doesn't see, and what politicians often don't measure, is how Mr. Aiken spends most of the rest...

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