pedobearapproved: Once, to a few corporations, and I thought he POTUS learned a hard days crying lesson from that about how when you just give a private corporation money they will do anything with it they want including flying private jets to your meeting where they tell you to your face to suck it. Which is why they should have gone down in the flames of reorgainzation and asset selloff.
over_and_done: I never understood the "tenure track" thing. After reading this article from start to finish, I still don't understand it.
FrancoFile: Even if only 25% of Literature profs work at PhD-granting universities (which is a conservative estimate of your assertion), then each of those prof should have no more than 2 candidates under instruction at any given time./did you follow the math?
Kinek: LiberalConservative: hitlersbrain: What a sad waste of time... like so much of college. We really need to concentrate on phasing it out in favor of on-the-job training and working your way up based on competence rather than... whatever the hell we use now... cronyism? Plain old bribery?You would have the added benefit of knowing you will actually be trained for an actual job.My PhD took seven years to complete. But only because I combined it with botanical consulting work. Started as a junior and switched to independant contracting under my own name. When I finished the PhD I had enough experience in the industry to step into a Senior Botanist position. Worked out for me. Though a science PhD probably a hell of a lot more useful for employment.Odd question, but how is the agricultural PhD field looking at the moment? Say for....an applied plant breeder in Barley? I've heard terror tales of over-qualified Phds and wonder if I should stop at the MS.
The_Original_Roxtar: don't you dare disagree with a tenured professor's opinion.
pedobearapproved: The_Gallant_Gallstone: HailRobonia: This only works if everyone gets rid of tenure. If you get rid of tenure and another institution keeps it, then they will get all the talented folks.Same reason why we have to keep paying CEOs those obscene bonuses... top talent and all that.we? you don't pay them anything. go suck on a lemon./maybe you shouldn't have dropped that econ 101 class.
pedobearapproved: we? you don't pay them anything. go suck on a lemon./maybe you shouldn't have dropped that econ 101 class.
Tommy Moo: I for one support the elimination of tenure, as it encourages professors to work very hard for a few years and then sit on their asses for 40.
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