by VanessaVaile

Looking for the real skinny on contact hours? Here it is: you work them, now try to get paid. It’s like being an intern with a lot of responsibilities, not just unpaid without the prestige or being CV-able. Anyone for demanding not just pay but *back pay*?

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I maintained an active login of my hours Spring 2011 (100% online); this included prep, discussion board, office hour-like meetings, emailing, faculty meetings, chair consultations, viewing (for film, theatre), listening (for music sections), and podcasting (to give the “live”ness many students expect).

“Introduction to Philosophy”

“Myth in US Culture”

“College Composition I”

This is a representative sample of the labor hours give or take a couple hours up and down, across all colleges taught (private, public, elite, vocational).

Philosophy = 9-11hrs a week per section per week x 16 weeks = 144 – 176 labour hours

Translation = 3 (credit hours) x 16 weeks = 48hrs

Myth = 7-9hrs a week per section per week x 16 weeks =122 -144 labor hours

Translation = 3 (credit hours) x 16 weeks = 48hrs

College Comp = 11-15hrs a week per…

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