Tenured profs spreading the hate
I like to read Dean Dad. He usually has something interesting to say. This post (More Full-Timers, or Smaller Classes?) in particular got me going. It has to do with using adjuncts to balance the budget at most schools.
What really got me going, though, was the snide posting of The Professor. Go ahead. Click the link. Here is his picture off of his blog. He is a PhD in Business Admin. That was enough for me to write him off.
He then went on to trot the whole merit-based idea that if only those dumb adjuncts would publish enough, or in the right places, they would get the tt-job they so whine about.
While he was taken to task admirably by the assembled, the whole discussion reminded me of my own back-and-forth with Unapologetically Tenured here.
My basic question: why you be hatin? Why are the tenured folk such assholes? They have the health insurance, 401k, and other such benefits. They teach the lighter loads, and they usually teach within their main interest (fewer comp courses for them). So, why the anger? Why the outrage? Why the f@#$%(^ bull@#@! about adjuncts not working?
Basic rule. If you don’t know what you are talking about, keep quiet.