A Follow-Up to “What We Do with Our Time”: An Interview with Katie Demps, Matt Genuchi, David Nolin, John Ziker, and Nate Hoffman

ACADEME BLOG

My original post on this singular and provocative study of faculty work is available at: http://academeblog.org/2014/04/29/what-we-do-with-our-time/

I would like to thank the authors again for their work on the study [reported in The Blue Review at: https://thebluereview.org/faculty-time-allocation/] and for then agreeing to answer my follow-up questions.

Katie Demps, Matt Genuchi, David Nolin, and John Ziker collectively answered questions 1-6, while Nate Hoffman answered question 7.

1. What results of the study have most and least surprised you?

I think we were not really surprised by the amount of time that our participants work, and the amount of time that is eaten up by email and meetings. Based on our own experiences we were not surprised about the total hours or by the amount of weekend hours worked. We ourselves make up teaching and research activities that don’t get accomplished during the week when we are completing administrative tasks. I think…

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