August 4, 2006
A Cure for Academic Classism
Last fall I had dinner with a friend who is tenured at a major research institution, and some of her graduate students who were just entering the job market. When I mentioned to the students that I teach at a small public university, they were somewhat interested. However, when I told them that I teach four courses a semester, one of them looked alarmed. "How do you do it?" she asked.
She and her fellow graduate students were even more put off by the fact that most of my students are