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ERIC Number: EJ1083547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Confessions of a Tenured Professor: Relax, Don't Be So Banal
Irvine, Colin
CEA Forum, v39 n2 p115-124 Sum-Fall 2010
Colin Irvine confesses that, even after earning tenure, he seems unable to slow down and stop working. He describes his year in Norway and notes that he struggles with conflicting desires. On the one hand he feels obligated to engage the country and culture, and say "yes" to all opportunities. On the other hand, liberated from committee work, departmental obligations, and student papers, he feels inclined to get more accomplished in writing and research, telling himself, "Imagine all that I could publish this year if I just focus." He writes that he hopes to learn from the Norwegian approach to education as he describes a much more relaxed, productive group of teachers who manage to get a great deal of work done by three o'clock before turning their attention to more important things like skating, hiking, or kayaking with the whales.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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