The Chronicle surveyed faculty members across the US about their work. I was struck by this figure:
How would we answer these questions, I wonder?
Personally, I can only hope that my teaching benefits my students but I am quite certain that my research has been of little consequence to the world… In my case that reflects the focus of my work at the college, but I am curious to hear how some of you would answer these questions.
NB: The full Chronicle of Higher Education report can be downloaded here. It’s an interesting read: while faculty members value their work, they also express frustrations with their jobs. Non-tenured faculty especially are left feeling disposable at institutions taking an all-too corporate approach. Sound familiar? Vergeet dan niet: WOinActie, 14 December.
Where do you see your impact: in your teaching or your research?
Christel Lutz, Nov. 2018 (firstname.lastname@example.org)