via the Texas Tribune: A&M System examines Professors’ “Revenue Generation”

[thanks to Gordon Johnson of EPSAC for passing this along]

More on the “Revenue Generation” accountability system devised at A&M, through this article by Reeve Hamilton.  The impact of this kind of system on educational values could be drastic, since it counts only formal instruction hours, and externally funded research:

some research never registers. Hugill has authored five books and has two more on the way — none of which would be captured under the proposed measurements because they weren’t externally funded. He guesses that the study only logs about “40 to 50 percent” of what a professor actually does. Ashley agrees: Professors are only given credit for time spent in front of a class, though plenty of teaching happens elsewhere. But, he says, those are the only figures publicly available.

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