March 7, 2008
'Tired' Professors Can Be Rejuvenated
At a recent national conference, four colleagues and I got together for dinner and spent a good bit of the evening talking about teaching. We are in different academic disciplines but have all worked in college or university teaching-improvement programs. We found that the subject we discussed the most was how to improve the teaching of "tired" faculty members.
Who are tired faculty members? Most often, but certainly not always, they are senior professors. The majority are between the