Candid take on the grift of research as a shallow advertising framing. Ends with an argument that some research universities own their teaching mission and go all in into it. Wholly agree!
Many of today’s U.S. professors exist only because, decades ago, a new emphasis on acquiring “research intensive” status transformed lots of humble land grant normal schools into “real” universities. At far flung institutions, in cornfields, river valleys, and deserts across the nation, first-generation college students like me drifted into the classrooms of inspiring poets, passionate […]Professors in the pandemic: Universities’ quiet betrayal of working-class students