Thursday, March 25, 2021

All College Professors Should Be Scholars

'What it will take to re-professionalize college teaching.'

Steven Mintz at Inside Higher Ed

"All students who aspire to a bachelor’s degree ought to be taught by a content expert and an active researcher, with the sole exception of courses offered by skilled practitioners -- artists, performers, authors, health-care providers, judges, lawyers, technologists -- who bring real-world expertise and experience into the classroom.
"A lot of the debate about the mistreatment of adjuncts quite rightly focuses on academic freedom in addition to job security, compensation and benefits. But insufficient attention, in my view, is given to what I consider the very heart of being a professor: being an active and engaged scholar or researcher. ..."

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