Friday, December 02, 2005
18 hours a Week in Malaysia!
However, the situation at Universiti Teknologi Mara is much more extreme. Unlike the other, longer established universities in Malaysia, where the standard teaching load is six to nine hours of in-class lecturing a week (which is similar to the US), at UiTM the standard teaching load is 18 hours a week. On top of that they are expected to publish journal articles and books, and organize conferences, if they ever want to receive a promotion. Even at junior colleges in the US, the maximum teaching load is usually 15 hours a week, and that comes with no research expectations.
In addition to the conference, I am here as an external advisor to the tourism program at UiTM. Hopefully I can help them out. I doubt that I can do anything about their teaching loads!
From Shah Alam - Alan
I am Thomas Yap.
I read your blog and I am a keen follower of your podcast.
Is there a time that I can meet up with you in Malaysia?
I am living just 15 minutes away from Shah Alam.. :)
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