New PDF release: College professoring: or, Through academia with gun and

By Oliver P. Kolstoe

ISBN-10: 080930712X

ISBN-13: 9780809307128

During this critical examine the area of upper education—from a nonserious aspect of view—Kolstoe is going via academia “with gun and camera,” stalking the wild absurdity. Not because the Saber-Tooth Curriculum—with which it no doubt should be com­pared—has this sort of wryly a laugh, self-examining publication in regards to the educating pro­fession been written. between different issues, Professor Kolstoe publications the novitiate (and those that aspire to be professors) during the intricacies of survival and offers a lot tongue-in-cheek recommendation on the best way to be sturdy at professoring. Kolstoe explains the mechanics of the hiring method, detailed to academia, within which offer tremendously exceeds call for and no-one turns out to pay a lot consciousness to the problem of wage. He additionally explains the perennial debate among the importance-of-teaching faction and the importance-of-research faction, and indicates methods of amazing a stability with no an excessive amount of blood­shed. A bankruptcy on tips to take care of day by day difficulties bargains with assigning grades, advising scholars, dealing with ro­mantic involvements, and fending off com­mittee assignments. Drawings by way of Don Paul Benjamin de­pict the terrible professor in each possible—even if improbable—predicament, prior to which the textual content itself turns out to diminish.

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Furthermore, productive scholars have always put in a perfectly horrendous work week. It should come as no surprise that people who are quite bright Page 44 and who work many hours turn out to be more productive than equally bright people who don't work either as hard or long. Because of this, the work habits of these peculiar but productive people came to be respected by other people even though they were not fully understood. In the course of time, as a ruling class began to develop among the European tribes, princes and kings became aware that the information they got from scholars was often more dependable than that obtained from theologians.

London and Amsterdam Page iv Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Kolstoe, Oliver P College professoring.  Title. 1'2 75-1237 ISBN 0-8093-0710-3 ISBN 0-8093-0712-X pbk. Copyright © 1975 by Southern Illinois University Press Second printing, April 1979 All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America Designed by Gary Gore Page v Contents Introduction vii 1 On Being a College Professor 1 2 On Being Hired 14 3 On Conditions of Work 31 4 On Faculty Work Load 43 5 On Being a Teacher 59 6 On Doing Research 73 7 On Being Famous 90 8 On Coping 112 9 Epilogue 130 Page vii Introduction Some time ago, the Board of Trustees was considering some new personnel policies for our university.

That was the condition of the past. E. A full-time-equivalent student is one who enrolls for an average load (usually fifteen hours of class work per week) during any given term. E. value. E. value. , times the number of students. E. then it is easy to determine which departments are carrying their fair share of the teaching programs and which ones are not by applying the formula to each faculty member in the department and getting the total for the department. The beauty of the system is that it can all be put into a computer and the computer makes the decision as to which areas are overstaffed or understaffed and which professors are overworked or underworked.

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