Faculty Workloads

* The recent letter from the chair of the CSU Long Beach Academic Senate (April 2) misses the main thrust of my investigation of educational fraud at CSU--that San Diego State is systematically falsifying reports on faculty workload. Faculty are given units for supervising students whom they never even met.

The legislative analyst is currently conducting an independent investigation which, I believe, will confirm my allegations and bring about reforms to ensure that the CSU system is honestly accounting to the Legislature and the taxpayers on the use of educational resources.

I fully support faculty efforts at "flexibility and richness of opportunity" as Dorothy Goldish states, but I think we all agree that we are first entitled to accurate information about faculty workload, especially in this era of downsizing when the doors to higher education are closing to thousands of qualified students.


D-Santa Monica

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