Teaching Load Debate at Tallahassee Community College

April 12, 2016

Many full-time faculty members at Tallahassee Community College are protesting a plan by the new provost, Feleccia Moore-Davis, to require them to teach five courses a semester, The Tallahassee Democrat reported. Florida statute requires five courses a semester but allows professors with various service duties to teach four courses. Moore-Davis has noted that the vast majority of faculty members obtain such waivers and has said it is not efficient to have widespread waivers. Professors respond that they do considerable work outside of their courses, so the waivers are justified. Further, professors say, the proposal was made without sufficient consultation.

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