Tuesday, December 13, 2005

see jane in the academy: for the greater good.

This post got me all emotional, because it makes so much sense, but is so lacking. I have had the most superb mentor, and have been incredibly luck with the support I have received from several people, but at the same time, I have encountered my share of academic hipocrites, and every time it makes me ask "why". If you don't think like the author of the above post does, then why teach? and if you don't want to teach, don't get into academics. Or at the very least, back off, and let those who do teach do their jobs without hinderance. Someone I respect said recently that being an academic is a vocation, not a career. It makes so much sense.

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