Jonathan Eisen posts the letter he received about the University of California's furlough plan on his blog. Professors are being told to not take a furlough day on a teaching day. The UC's Interim Provost Lawrence Pitts writes: "Asking the faculty to carry a full teaching load during furloughs is a large request, but in my mind is justified by the University's paramount teaching mission." Eisen writes that the debate on his campus has centered on whether there should be teaching-related "consequences" to the furlough and he says that's not a good move politically. Science Insider adds that UC students are already paying more — fees went up by 9.3 percent — and are getting less.
No Skipping Lectures
Aug 25, 2009