Study: A fifth of faculty does most of the (teaching) work

Just putting this out there.

The Washington Post writes about a recent report by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, run by libertarian/conservative Richard Vedder — a controversial figure among academics.

Post writer Daniel de Vise says this one’s sure to rile them up:

Twenty percent of faculty at the University of Texas-Austin teach 57 percent of the student credit hours, according to a new study from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity that attempts to build a case for inefficiency and waste in academia.

If the “bottom” 80 percent were as productive as the top 20 percent, the study concludes, the flagship Texas public university could cut its tuition in half. Or, the state could reduce its funding to the university by as much as 75 percent.