FRANK TALK ABOUT WHAT WE DO WITH OUR LIVES

A Glimpse Behind the Ivy Curtain—Footnote 4

[4] Though most junior faculty report today that research comes first as a criterion for tenure and promotion, even at liberal arts colleges that theoretically prize teaching, since publications are still the most important external marker for individual and institutional prestige. There is a phrase related to this attitude that has become such a cliché that I m reluctant to repeat it, but it rhymes with “shmublish or shmerish.”

  1. […] and research exist in tight, inverse proportions: the lower the teaching load, the higher the research expectations.[4] What those research expectations may be depends on the field. In the natural sciences, successful […]

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