I really like teaching, but I need to do something about finals. Forty-six students this semester. Seven pages of final. Nearly 350 pages of grading to do in the next week.
The dean wasn't too thrilled yesterday when I mentioned that I should cut the class down to 25-30. To get classes for all the folks I cull, they'd have to hire an entire new humanities professor.
On the plus side, in my annual review I always bring up Whitman's policy at founding... professors got the tuition money for the classes they were teaching. So, roughly $45K for 32 credits a year. We'll figure that there's significant financial aid and only $1000/credit is real. Roughly 100 students a year, four credits each, $1000/credit. I should be making $400,000 a year! Higher tax bracket, here I come!
Unfortunately, my logic hasn't worked on the people in payroll yet.