Do any of your schools give faculty teaching credit for doing undergraduate research? It seems like some of you have a required senior thesis and you get some credit for supervising some number of those.
Are there any other ways you're "rewarded" for supervising undergraduate research?
We have an unusual situation here, because in theory we get a 1-course release for doing research with students (we teach about 9 contact hours per semester instead of the college's required 12). But in reality, because of how we count credit hours and contact hours here, we're teaching 3 classes and our colleagues outside the natural sciences are also teaching 3 classes. Go figure. And our intro courses are unfortunately 2-3 times bigger than the typical class here, and we don't get any additional credit for that. Bottom line: We teach more and get less credit. I love this place. (End rant.)