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John Ziker

John Ziker recently was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education about his past and present research about how many hours faculty members work.

Ziker conducted a survey in 2014, which found that faculty participants reported working an average of 61 hours per week. He is working to develop an app that enables faculty to record how many hours a week they spend working.

The app is similar to popular step monitors or heart-rate monitor apps. Participants are notified by the app and asked whether they’re working or not; if they choose yes, there is a drop down menu with questions about the type of work they’re doing.

To read the full interview, visit