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  •  Prof from NJ (none)
    I am an adjunct professor at a couple of universities in NJ due to lack of network engineering jobs (my profession) and physical challenges. I am considering getting back into that profession since my physical challenges have improved, but I like teaching. Unfortunately it is not that easy to get a full time faculty position.

    I teach classes in electronics data communications, statistics and computers for liberal arts majors. I just started teaching a class on writing persuasive research papers.

    One of the big challenges that I have is getting students to think out of the box and think critically. That doesn't seem to be taught in high school. Many of the students tend to be lazy that way. I have been told that they are much less willing to study now then 10 years ago. I would say they are not prepared to think at a college level even as a junior.

    I believe we need to instill more of a desire for learning, a work ethic and taking responsiblity in our students in high school. But, from what I here what occurs there is exactly the opposite. If you have that then you can overcome many things.

    An engineer who believes that facts still matter

    by shark on Fri Dec 03, 2004 at 06:31:09 PM PST

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