What do professors do, anyway?

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This is a good synopsis of the thrill-a-minute, behind the scenes life of academics. If a few commonly-held (and often pervertedly cherished) misconceptions about the work of educators are dispelled in the process of reading this article, so much the better:

For professors, actual time spent teaching in the classroom is the tip of the iceberg that follows a great deal of preparation: sifting through mountains of books and articles to pick the texts for students to read; creating detailed course plans; producing voluminous notes and presentations for every class and writing a syllabus, among other things. Professors don’t just stroll into class and say what’s on their mind.

 Read the rest at HuffPo.
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