Time is on my side: how do engineering academics spend their days - an international study

Timo Aarrevaara, Ian Richard Dobson

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This article uses empirical data from the international Changing Academic Profession (CAP) survey to establish similarities and differences in work patterns among the world’s academic engineers. Overall working hours and the distribution of work between teaching, research and other activities are examined. Summary results indicate that in periods when classes are in session, engineering academics from South Korea and Hong Kong reported a longer working week than equivalent staff from other countries. Engineering academics from Mexico and South Africa spent the highest proportion of their time on teaching, whereas those from Argentina, China and Italy spent the highest proportion on research. The most likely reason for international differences in the length of the working week is that national systems (such as higher education) have been constructed from the individual histories and cultures in each country.
Julkaisu World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
TilaJulkaistu - 1 lokakuuta 2012
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