Professors as Teachers (Hardcover)
Too many professors view themselves primarily not as teachers but researchers. How can the system be changed so that success in the classroom will be promoted and receive greater emphasis? Noted philosopher and educator Steven M. Cahn presents proposals to achieve that end, including changes in graduate education, the appointment process, the evaluation of teaching, the tenure system, and the choice of administrators. Filled with actual examples from academic life, the book is jargon-free and compellingly argued.
Steven M. Cahn is professor emeritus of philosophy at the City University of New York, where he served for nearly a decade as provost and vice president for academic affairs, then as acting president. He is the author of twenty books, including Fate, Logic, and Time; Religion Within Reason; and From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor. He has also edited fifty books, including Exploring Ethics, now in its sixth edition; Exploring Philosophy, now in its seventh edition; and Classics of Western Philosophy, now in its eighth edition.