Class time is the least part of a professor's job
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Submitted by Moz (United States), Jun 6, 2010 22:33
A professor at a research university certainly spends less then 40 hours a week in the class room. The majority of their time is spend performing research - which often adds up to much more than 40 hours a week
During semesters where I am teaching, I spend about 3 hours a week in front of my class. However, I usually work 60-80 hours a week. The remainder of my time is spend putting lectures together, writing papers and grants, working in my laboratory, sitting on committees, sitting in meetings, advising students etc...
The summer is similar. Teaching is the least part of my job. Try actually researching your topic before you write a piece about it. All you do is spread ignorance.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
It's "spent," not "spend," professor.
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