Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
July 6, 2008
Teaching Assistants You Can't Understand
Undergraduates have complained for decades about their teaching assistants. If you attend a university, chances are excellent that you will have at least some classes where a graduate student will serve as the teacher. TA’s are cheap and when they are teaching introductory courses, the professors don’t have to do it. And tenured professors love shirking that responsibility. This is...
July 3, 2008
Liberal Professors: Are Their Days Numbered?
There is a interesting story in The New York Times today about the changing of the guard among professors at colleges and universities. The article suggests that aging Baby Boomer professors, imprinted with the experiences of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, are more liberal in their outlook and that has effected how they teach. What I found...