Bev Carrigan 
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Re: “UPDATE: Academy's Born and Fullerton found "negligent"

To clarify my previous post, I was comparing civilian schools to the service academies. The professors in civilian schools are often so involved in doing research that they have assistants teach their classes. I'm sure that doesn't happen at the Academy.
Just because the teacher knows the subject or has a degree in the subject, does not mean that they can teach it. There are many professionals that do their craft well but that doesn't mean they can teach. Yet, if you take someone that has the charisma to present a subject in a way to a class that inspires them to learn the material, that is a good teacher. Think about the home-schooled cadets that went to the Academy. Do you believe that their parents were qualified to teach in each of the subjects they needed to know to get in to the Academy? The best teacher is more of a leader: an inspiration to the class. That is what is needed to teach the future leaders of our military and our country.

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Posted by Bev Carrigan on 02/20/2012 at 6:50 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Academy's Born and Fullerton found "negligent"

The story from 2010 above says: "Among active-duty military faculty, only 40 percent have doctoral degrees, compared to 80 percent of civilian faculty." I would like to know how many of the 80% of civilian faculty actually teach their classes and how many of them have a TA teach. Some of the PhDs in my area teach at the community college and their University classes are taught by their assistants.

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Posted by Bev Carrigan on 02/20/2012 at 4:05 AM

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