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By Oliver P. Kolstoe

In this critical examine the area of upper education—from a nonserious element of view—Kolstoe is going via academia “with gun and camera,” stalking the wild absurdity.


Not considering The Saber-Tooth Curriculum—with which it without doubt can be com­pared—has one of these wryly fun, self-examining ebook in regards to the educating pro­fession been written. between different issues, Professor Kolstoe courses the novitiate (and those that aspire to be professors) in the course of the intricacies of survival and provides a lot tongue-in-cheek suggestion on how one can be strong at professoring.


Kolstoe explains the mechanics of the hiring approach, specified to academia, during which provide significantly exceeds call for and no-one turns out to pay a lot recognition to the problem of wage. He additionally explains the perennial debate among the importance-of-teaching faction and the importance-of-research faction, and indicates methods of outstanding a stability with no an excessive amount of blood­shed. A bankruptcy on find out how to focus on daily difficulties bargains with assigning grades, advising scholars, dealing with ro­mantic involvements, and heading off com­mittee assignments.


Drawings via Don Paul Benjamin de­pict the bad professor in each possible—even if improbable—predicament, prior to which the textual content itself turns out to shrink.

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