Professors Against Education

I’m telling you, folks, the higher education is being dismantled not by evil administrators, flakey students, or unfriendly politicians. It’s being dismantled by faculty. I’m observing this every day, and here is another example of a proposal that, under the guise of fighting against non-existent biases and discrimination, would infantilize professors and redefine what basic competence means in a dangerous way.

Right now, my union is fighting against the attempts to mandate an 8-hour-a-day 5-days-a-week campus presence for professors. Yes, the administration is pushing for it. But who came up with this proposal? A fellow professor in the Humanities. And it’s always like this. Every idiotic measure in higher education that I’ve seen has come from busybody professors with nothing better to do than make their colleagues’ lives harder.

12 thoughts on “Professors Against Education”

    1. The 8-5 schedule is based on the premise that professors need close vigilance and constant supervision to perform the basic tasks of our jobs. These proposed evaluations are about the exact same thing.

      And the funny part is that in both cases professors came up with the idea.


          1. I’m very happy with the ones we currently have. Was the course effective, was the professor knowledgeable, what can be improved.

            People fuss way too much over these evals, in my opinion.


  1. In terms of evaluations, my assumption was that they’re not especially accurate (no real difference between average and great evaluations) and are mostly used as an early warning system (if a teacher gets terrible evaluations with lots of extra remarks with specific things that wen’t wrong then that’s a sign that something needs to be done)


    1. Mine are extremely accurate. They very accurately point out that I’m a genius, a phenomenal teacher, and an amazing scholar. :-))))) But I do have somewhat of a philosophical approach to the formalities the linked post lists as the main attributes of great teachers.


    1. How old are these students, sixty? Young people don’t read emails. I’d be more successful telegraphing mine for all the good emails are doing.

      When I ask if they read my email, they react like I asked them if they heard me beating my tam tams.


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