The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 27th, 2015
A bill introduced late last month in the North Carolina General
Assembly has set faculties across the state abuzz with a bold
suggestion: Require all professors in the University of North Carolina
system to teach at least eight courses each academic year.
Senate Bill 593
— titled "Improve Professor Quality/UNC System" — would reduce the
salary of any professor who failed to hit that annual mark. Sen. Tom
McInnis, a first-term Republican who sponsored the bill, said in a
written statement that his mission was to "generate legitimate debate
about the role of professors in the classroom."