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How many hours per week does a full time college teacher work?

I know a lot of people are going to say "it varies" because some teachers work part time, some work at more than one school, some have non-education jobs and do teaching as a side job, etc. But let's say a FULL TIME teacher at ONE community college teaching 3-6 classes. And doing no research. What does a typical week consist of besides "prep time, lecture, and office hours"? How many hours?

Asked By: neverwintergirl80 - 8/25/2010
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A full time professor at a community college would work about 40 hours a week - prepping for lectures and labs, teaching, grading, and office hours. They typically teach about 5 courses a semester, and it takes a lot of work to prepare lectures and assignments. A professor at a 4-year school or university would teach... More
Answered By: eri - 8/25/2010
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My Mom is a college teacher. She only spends about 6 hours a week teaching in the classroom. She goes into work 3 times a week to hold office hours and work with students. She spends most of her day at work those 3 days. Then the other days of the week she stays home and writes and does research. Basically, it's a full... More
Answered By: Isabel - 8/25/2010
 
I know nursing instructors who never seem to take breaks during the semester, and they teach 3-6 classes. But nursing is a bit different because a third of the teaching is at hospitals off campus. If they were just teaching on campus, it would be maybe 12-16 hours per course per week.
Answered By: Rouge P - 8/25/2010
 
Full time is 4 or 5 classes, overload is 6 classes. They need around ten office hours. They spend usally 8 to 5 deays a week at school then three or four hours grading test and homework every week or two.
Answered By: monkey - 8/25/2010
 
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