“Life as a Professor” Lectures

College professors engage in a variety of activities, from running laboratory experiments and supervising graduate student research to conducting large undergraduate lectures and writing textbooks. Apart from scheduled classes-which can consume as few as three hours a week in graduate universities or up to twelve to sixteen hours per week for undergraduates, a professor’s time is largely spent on research, preparing class material, meeting with students, or however else she chooses. Once tenured, a professor can largely set his own responsibilities and decide to a large extent how to divide his time between teaching, writing, researching, and administration. *

*Princeton Review

We hope this series of videos will help guide those of you whom seek a future in academia.

GTRI Research Engineer and ME Professor at work on a swinging robot