[oclug] University of Ottawa LinuxFest2002
smoynes at nexus.carleton.ca
Sat Mar 2 03:59:28 EST 2002
* Arno Schulz (s_arno at myrealbox.com) wrote:
> - On one side we (the students) pay and often don't get the quality
> in education that we should (here in Comp Sci Ottawa U, students ask
> the CSSA to do at least one petition per semester, some teachers
> don't give a damn **** about us and leave answers on finals or let
> rampant cheating happen during them (one case was reported were a
> student was cheating in front of the teacher, the teacher approached
> him and said "it's all a game, it's all a game" and he did nothing
> else), and there are other horror stories (photocopied assignments
> for example)).
> - On the other side you have the profs, they may be the worst prof
> you had. But they are not hired to teach they are hired to do
> research and forced to give an amount x of courses (of course there
> are always those who like teaching, or enjoy teaching a particular
> course, but then you have the administration that let the good profs
> leave to go to other universities (sometimes I have the impression
> it's a university policy: if a prof is successful, popular and a
> good teacher make sure he leaves this university)).
And in the seats in the class you have a vast majority of students
that are there just because they heard there were jobs in computers
and couldn't care less about the beauty and magic in computers and
find no joy in learning about the science of it all.
nb: These generalizations certainly don't apply to every student,
professor, or situation.
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