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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _____________ Tliundoy, Mciy 18, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 29 50 hours a week at a year Pity the poor university teacher in Britain By CY FOX LONDON ljilv the poor university tradicr in Britain, lie's nol rainy :i si'iilleinan of cisurc at all someone nits in hours of wnrk a week it an average salary "I about a year. This is the cliscowry of a new report compiled liy a eommittce of top university officials ami based on a survey of one-third of Brilain's academics. ''We come out of the survey very well c o m p a r c d with other non-manual occupations and said Laurie Sapper, general secretary of the Association of University Teachers. But other university men had their doubts about the report, one of them working time in the ease of a professional highbrow is not something which can be measured enthusiasm o f crs by the current gyrations youthful academics quickly of the student generation, deteriorating into a ''round of "Student look what perfunctory labor by means of they're rio.'ng with your which tu simulate Ilic life of I money." declared the wing Daily Express on Ihe Not so savs the committee subject of troubles involving of vice-chancellors and princi- undergraduates at Lancaster pals, Ihe body that made the j University and elsewhere, new report. British taxpayers last year Aller reading Ihe document, provided more than mil-1 experts writing for the higher j lion million i in grants education supplement pub- I for students attending Charles Carter. Carter, himself a former participant in political and student protest causes, contends that, academic activities at Lancaster cannot survive as long as boycott arid other .strike movements continue to harass what he terms the free flow of reasonable opinions. The Lancaster protesters alleged 1 hat leftist lecturer David Craig was victimized regard mystlf as being always at work on my said. Prof. Maurice Peston of Queen Mary College, London. Even at a football game, he spends the minutes before the opening whistle menially dissecting the home teams' ticket louts in equilibrating supply and demand." KINDS IIOL'ltS LONG But most comments foeuse< on the report's ostensible demolition of the old chestnut about port-sipping professors perpetually wallowing in faculty-room easy chairs. One pioneer sociologist, writing decades ago, saw the academic now appears to be "typically a man who works long hours, most of which are devoted to undergraduate teaching, personal research and other activities i which contribute to teaching j and research within the uni-i versily." j But skepticism remains, exemplified by a cartoon portray i n g two well-fed academics in a stale of near somnolence as they luxuriate in their faculty lounge, i "It's scandalous, Norman." 1 one says to the other. "I've i been working a 50-liour week all these years and not known anything about it." STUDENTS PROTEST Such skeptical comments are evoked too in some In view of this figure, Britons who think along the lines of The Express usually consider student protest activities little more than tiresome examples of sheer ingratitude. On the other hand, the young protesters seize on issues like the trouble over a left-wing lecturer at LanQas-ter. The result at Lancaster University has been angry student boycott action of the way he gave vent to his radicalism in thp practical work of leaching literature. "Mindless, militant hooliganism has spread like a disease in campuses throughout the complained The Express. But the left-wing New Statesman cites the Lancaster trouble as proving that even in Britain universities actually try to avoid or dispense with teachers whose political opinions arc not liked. Here are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART 1: l-False; 2-c; 3-a; 4-False; 5-False PART II: 2-b; 3-D; 4-e; 5-d PART lilt 1-a; 2-d; 3-e; 4-c; 5-b PICTURE QUIZ: Henry Kiss It idea off PECIAL wf l" Fseconagirl te more once r own way to remember your TORONTO rCP) Charles K. Bliss, 75. is overwhelmed that his 30-year-old ''crazy idea" has caught, on. The Australian inventor of a "picture language" now finds he may have led to a break- t' :ough in the field of commu- nications and medical ther- apy. 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