While first teaching developmental English composition at an urban community college, I was given a peer evaluation by a senior professor. He confronted me in the hallway after class and said, “You’re teaching compare and contrast, and classification modes to students at this level?” I replied, “Sure. Aren’t we supposed to?”Yes, we are.
SIXTEEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE FACULTY. Inside Higher Ed's pseudonymous Shari Wilson offers advice for Moving Past Survival, particularly in those required courses that pay the freight yet can become a burden on students and faculty alike. The entire essay is worth careful reading, but consider in particular point 7.