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Professors Apparently Have Least Stressful Job In America

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2013 | College

College professors have the least stressful job in America, beating out seamstresses, according to a new ranking from CareerCast.com, and it's causing...

In Defense of Teaching Assistants

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Pardon me for being so bold, but... What's so bad about TAs? In my eyes, comparing a professor and a TA isn't necessarily about one being better than the other. Rather, I think they offer two very different teaching styles.

What Is It Like To Be a Professor at Stanford?

Quora | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Chuck Eesley, Morgenthaler Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor in Management Science and Engineering,...

Back In College, For A Day

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg The nation's most entertaining professors explain everything you need to know about their favori...

The Instructor's Side of the Reading Covenant

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Matthew McCluskey

When we make sound pedagogical choices on reading, we can dramatically enhance students' abilities to work with all kinds of challenging texts. When we struggle, classrooms can become frustrating, unchallenging, or disorienting places.

The Top Ten Ways of Driving Your Professors Crazy

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The reason you want to know this is that a bad impression can affect how a professor perceives you and that impression might get passed along to other professors.

Professors Are Better Than That!

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.08.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Wow. No wonder higher education is in trouble! Do people really think that the president's lame rhetorical performance is emblematic of the teaching style of our nation's higher ed faculty?

How To Find A Mentor In College

tv | Posted 10.05.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart By now, you know where on campus to get late night pizza, the shortest route to your friend's dorm room, and the best study room...

Hey Freshmen! This Is How to 'Win Friends and Influence' Professors

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Many students don't realize that professors are often the gatekeepers to a multitude of opportunities in college, and even after college. Therefore, how to make a positive impression on professors is critically important.

Teaching a New Course

Daniel Little | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Here is an experience almost all faculty have periodically: taking on a class assignment for a topic they haven't taught before, and that possibly falls outside their area of expertise.

NY College Professors Rally Against Excessive, High-Stakes K-12 Standardized Testing

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

More than 1,100 college professors across New York state are rallying against excessive, high-stakes K-12 standardized testing, adding their names to ...

Two Things to Know About College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

As a college instructor, I hear it every single semester. "How could you give me a C? I worked really hard in this class!" And in those 14 words lie two very important lessons.

What Are the Downsides of Being a Professor?

Quora | Posted 07.21.2012 | College
Quora

There are the drawbacks to being a professor. I love my job, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to do it well -- or even to do it at all.

Grading Time: I Give Up, You're All Exceptional

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

It's that magical time in collegiate life when the sum total of a student's achievement is quantified in a series of letters. And these days, those letters are usually A's.

Could THIS Be The Reason For The Cheating Epidemic?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.09.2012 | College

A new study published in the journal of Psychological Science suggests income inequality could be one root of cheating in college. According to Cle...

America's Best College Professors (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.09.2012 | College

Ever have one of those really awesome professors? The kind that make you interested in a major when you only wanted to take their class to knock out a...

What Do Professors Do, Anyway?

Susan Herbst | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Susan Herbst

"Do college professors work hard enough?" There are some across-the-board myths about academic life in general, and professors sometimes seem to be a target.

State Senate OKs College Profs To Teach High School Without Training

Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

Anyone teaching in a college could be automatically eligible to teach in high schools, according to a bill passed by the Tennessee state Senate Monday...

Professing Hard Work

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

College professors are yet again being flayed in the media. This time, an opinion piece in the Washington Post follows a well-worn path, complaining that professors are vastly overpaid. Let me demonstrate why this is dangerously out of touch.

How She Does It: A Day in the Life of a College Writing Professor

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Stephanie Vanderslice

Your house is pretty messy, though it would pass a health department inspection with no problem, which has become your standard. Colleagues regularly comment on the jumble that is your office.

You're Better Than That

The Tiger | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
The Tiger

We get so caught up with our own lives -- the grades, the personal battles -- that we we oftentimes neglect our day-to-day gestures, forgetting to hold the door for a stranger or to ask a professor about his day. Is this really the culture we represent?

Professor's Accused Medical Experiments On Students Caused Internal Bleeding

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

An Oklahoma professor has been accused by a former teaching assistant of using students as medical "guinea pigs," and making deals with companies to e...

Want a Cheaper, Better College Experience? Stop the Rankings and Let Go of Tradition

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.13.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

The annual college rankings from U.S. News & World Report were released Tuesday, and you'll find plenty of news coverage and commentary about the influence (or hype) of this annual guide.

Back to School

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Paul Stoller

For a society that is so child-centric our attitude about education, especially public education, seems sadly ironic. Public school teachers are often vilified in our everyday discourse.

The Singer Affair: How A Crush On A Teacher Landed Me A Role In Her Novel

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

Neither Brett Singer's pedigree or the success of her future book were uppermost in my mind when I studied with her as an undergrad. What was uppermost was her. She seemed bohemian, worldly-wise and alluring.