The Student-As-a-Customer Model Will Be the End of Academia

More and more colleges and universities are treating students as customers, showing them how to push a button or fill in a formula without teaching them how to think and solve problems. I might be old school, but I’d rather train and mentor my future colleagues instead of just showing students how to push a button.

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You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bait

I’m learning to discern between constructive comments and comments that are engineered to get a reaction out of me. It’s part of the maturation process, from what I’ve been told. Now, I don’t ignore all comments. Sometimes I’m bored and respond. But I’m getting better at it. For example: “The President of the US. Bush […]

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