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Socrates and Student Evaluations

Here’s an (inevitably) uneven but still pretty funny account of the comments Prof. Socrates got on his student evaluations. The truth is that even if his evaluations were passable, he still wouldn’t get tenure. After all, he refused to publish, didn’t volunteer for committee service, and wasn’t particularly collegial. The modern university that was allegedly designed to give Socrates a safe, easy job actually has no place for him.

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Sure. We teachers are in the sophist tradition, no? - with occasional time out for subversive stuff, preferably after tenure.

Good sophists are always justly praised for their scholarly productivity and their winning ways with students. Sophists aren’t all bad, but they have no need of tenure.

Ha. Good stuff.

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