We've been talking lately about our new mission as teachers in this national university. As the national university, we're supposed to lead not just in teaching but also in research and public service.
However, over the past years we've done almost nothing but teach - at least in my department. The demand for additional sections of liberal arts subjects meant an overload of teaching units semester after semester.
Now there's a promise of each teacher carrying at least a nine-unit teaching and three-unit research/creative work load per semester. That's to encourage teachers to do research or creative work.
It goes without saying that research or creative work production is the measure for a teacher being promoted or getting tenure. And, of course, more research or creative work output for the university means a higher rating in university rankings.
So when will this be implemented?
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