apper123 wrote:Snooker wrote:One small example - at our school, it is completely impermissible on most memo assignments to get outside feedback about how to improve your work.Oban wrote:prob the best job. six figures for 5 hours of work a week. You make the students do most of the teaching.
This probably has absolutely nothing to do with lightening professor workloads. Do you see why?
A fixation on summative evaluations is a good pretext for this sort of thing, but I don't think it explains the whole thing. You certainly don't need to rely on essay assignments for summative evaluations. There are open assignments that can get outside feedback, and we've had profs just straight up say they won't look at anything. We have one prof that won't even look at student outlines, and wrote that on her syllabus. Some professors are even pretty candid about it. They have better stuff to do.
Law profs expect to spend 20-30 minutes preparing for class, and an hour teaching it, four times a week.
I never encountered that attitude in college.