ERIC Number: ED328174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-9
Thinking about College Teaching.
Brazziel, William F.
This speech, presented to undergraduate students who serve as mentors and tutors to high school students, emphasizes the need for increased high school graduation rates in order for the United States to remain competitive in the world economy and points out the importance of the mentoring program at the Hudson-Mohawk Association in furthering this effort. Mentors should be aware that educating individuals to perform technical work in production and distribution is just as important as developing professionals; they should also be aware of the discouragement and confusion faced by adolescents as they grow up in America today, and the impact of this on the tutoring process. The tutors are encouraged to continue their education, to earn doctoral degrees, and to consider college teaching as a career. Several rewards of college teaching are pointed out, such as working with young people and seeing them grow, and the power to affect society through research, writing, and creative endeavors. The speech also comments on minority representation in higher education, the fluctuating demand for college teachers, financial assistance for doctoral education, length of time needed to complete a doctorate, college teaching opportunities without a doctorate, and job opportunities outside higher education. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Hudson-Mohawk Association Luncheon (Latham, NY, February 9, 1991).