There’s a distinct difference between introducing people to the philosophy of religion, as I had taken in college, raising questions about the existence and nature of a God and having a teacher tell you flat out that you’re wrong if you don’t believe in creationism.
pretty much my whole life has been dedicated to the service of others. I’ve tried creating content of one form or another to help people with topics in science and math. I truly love the subjects and have made a serious study of them, and I know that they’re intimidating to many people.
I've sat through administration meetings where the higher administrators (presidents, vice presidents and so on) would brag about how, for the fifth year in a row (or however long it has been), the tuition is not going to increase. But, the fees, such as activity fees, have increased, and room and board required by all students in their first and second year has increased, and now there's a new lab fee, and course fee
One of the greatest things I had ever heard was when she told me that my presence there helped keep her at the college.
It seems as though we are heading back to the day when the bosses are the wealthy, that is, those who could afford the higher full degrees, while the rest are stuck in the positions in which they
the part that seems to be missing from this discussion is that books such as these are the opposing viewpoint.
Somebody must have said something to this particular student one day when, without my asking, she said that people ask her why she is studying nursing since she’ll never be able to get a job at her age
Both of these students, and so many more that I have had the honor with whom to work, have broken so many molds, broken stereotypes, and exploded onto the academic scene.
The reality is that it’s actually more challenging to teach online than it is in person. It’s harder to get and keep students involved, and answering questions is very challenging since they cannot be answered for the entire class.
Tenure is as close to the proverbial “all of your eggs in one basket” scenario as I’ve ever seen.