One of the many observations we can make about the Amy Bishop case: It’s hard to understand the culture of a profession from the outside. Tenure is critical to academics. Originally the idea was to protect free speech. Nowadays I think many professors acknowledge they would not undertake a long and arduous education just to […]
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Mid-life Career Change to College Teaching
Q: I would like to get into college teaching, after several year in corporate life. I have no teaching experience but have made lots of presentation. A. I’ve taught college level courses as full-time, tenured and adjunct faculty. I’ve taught online and offline, in classrooms and conference rooms. So I love this question. (1) You […]
“Just one more thing…”
I once got a call from a life coach looking for a new career. I agreed to talk for 15 minutes at no charge. As we got into the conversation, she mentioned that she was talking to 21 coaches before making up her mind. She followed up our call with a dozen more questions I […]