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 May 15, 2005
Two-thirds of community college faculty teach more than full-time
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. Some Community College of Rhode Island professors are working double time -- and then some.

Two-thirds of full-time faculty at CCRI teach more than a full course load. In a handful of cases, professors are teaching up to 14 courses a semester, compared with a standard course load of four to five courses.

That small number earns as much as 58-thousand dollars a year in overtime, The Providence Journal reports.

The commissioner of higher education says it's tough to maintain quality in instruction at those levels.

Faculty and administrators agree say there are complicated reasons for the problem.

Departments sometimes struggle to offer enough classes to students. Some faculty have grown accustomed to the overtime pay.

Also, community colleges often don't know how many students are enrolling until right before classes start, forcing a scramble for instructors.

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