When 'Awesome' Isn't Enough

When ‘Awesome’ Isn’t Enough 1

Adam Niklewicz for The Chronicle Review

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Adam Niklewicz for The Chronicle Review

It’s the first day of school in your humanities course. What are you going to do?

A certain number of faculty members are inclined to see Day 1 as a sort of semiholiday. The syllabus is handed out. There’s a sequence of professorial muttering about papers and quizzes and reading assignments, while the students visibly itch to get out and commune with their iPhones. Twenty minutes in, and the class is done: Goodbye, see you on