In defence of university teachers

Canada“In autumn, a professor’s fancies turn to thoughts of teaching. Well into my fourth decade of teaching, I still never sleep the night before my first class. To hear some critics tell it, professors don’t do much, and what they do accomplish is short on what matters (teaching) and long on what doesn’t (research). I’ll ignore their suggestions that professors are lazy. That’s, like, so 1973 (the year I started teaching). Today, the indolent are an endangered species. A great deal of my work is teaching. Universities take teaching not less but more seriously than they did a generation ago …” (more)

[Clifford Orwin, University World News, 4 October]

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