If colleges and universities were serious about making school more affordable, they could start herding professors back into their classrooms. The declining teaching load of tenured professors and tenure-track faculty has boosted the average cost of college per student by $2,598 annually, according to a new study by the Education Sector and The American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Between 1988 and 2004, the average number of classes that professors taught declined 25 percent — from 3.6 to 2.7 courses per term. At research-intensive universities, the typical professor teaches just 1.8 courses. However, similar declines may be seen at every class of higher education institution […]
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