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Those Who Are Unenthusiastic About Teaching Shouldn't Be Employed By Universities
One example -- there are so many -- that has just been brought to my attention.
The Mellon Foundation awarded one professor of philosophy (Christine Korsgaard) at Harvard more than $1.5 million in 2005. Some of that money has been used, apparently, to pay another person to teach courses that that professor would otherwise have had to teach herself. The Harvard administration registered no objection. Is that what the Mellon Foundation wished to encourage, in an age when inattention to teaching, and hypertrophied rewards for "scholarship," have been recognized as a major part of what ails higher education?