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.
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.

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