Faculty Teaching Loads in the UNC System

This paper explores the teaching loads of faculty in the University of North Carolina system. It finds that the university overstates the actual teaching duties of professors and recommends that the UNC Board of Governors conduct a comprehensive study of workloads.

Salaries for faculty members are the single largest cost of higher education in the UNC system, accounting for approximately half of expenditures. Small changes in faculty workloads can mean large budgetary increases or decreases, into the tens of millions of dollars.