Amazon.com: 9781935251804: Books: Every parent should read this book, I highly recommend it.
Confessions of a College Professor is written anonymously by Dr. Doom who has chronicled the collapse in teaching in America as teachers increasingly have poor working conditions, dropping wages, less and less say in running universities and are at the mercy of slacker students who think they are the bosses and so they demand a degree with minimal effort. Here is the latest sorry story about our higher education’s rot: Galveston A&M professor flunks entire class, walks out – Houston Chronicle
“I have nothing left,” said Irwin Horwitz, 53, who teaches ethics and business management courses. “I put my neck on the line for what I thought was the right thing to do.”…Horwitz said he was out on sick leave because of a bad back and would not be returning to teach before the end of the semester.
A student in one of those classes, Angi Gould, 23, a senior majoring in maritime administration, said, “All you have to do is show up and take notes, and that’s a big problem for people because he teaches directly from his notes.”
He was being hailed Monday as a hero by some, mostly professors, and reviled by others, mostly students.
This ‘professor’ was an adjunct until very recently and adjuncts are just one step above abject slavery. They have zero power over students. The schools want to retain all students so they can get the government student loans. The class taught by the adjunct professor will now be ‘taught’ by an administrator.
Virtually all the student loan money increases due to packing more students into classes and not flunking anyone, goes into ‘administration’ who are the drones who don’t teach. In a pinch, an administrator will ‘teach’ a class sort of like substitute teachers do it in the lower grades: by doing virtually no teaching, just babysitting.
“There is a limit to what one can do if students are rude or belligerent in a classroom, and one would hope that if one took action the administration would offer support,” Scholtz said.
The administrators side with the students because retention until they are tossed to the wolves with a high debt that can’t be discharged for life, with a useless degree. Then the students discover the real scam: they wasted their precious youth and their future ability to own a home, raise a family and collect Social Security…going to a fake school for a fake education that was deliberately designed to fool them into thinking a degree is worth something.
The professor who tried but failed to fail students is this man: Irwin B. Horwitz
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2003.
M.B.A., University of Illinois, 1991.
M.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1991.
B.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1987.
2014-Present: Instructional Associate Professor, Department of Maritime Administration, Texas A&M University at Galveston. Teach courses in the Management Process, Strategic Management, Legal and Social Environment of Business, and Personnel Management. Engage in research, student advising and other academic endeavors within the university department.
2010-2011: Visiting Professor, Executive Director and Interim Chair: Center for Business Ethics, University of St. Thomas, Cameron School of Business, Houston. Taught all MBA courses in Ethical and Moral Business Practices, and an advanced Master’s seminar in ethics. Assisted with (successful) AACSB accreditation process through work and advising on the strategic planning committee.
Dr. Doom has many things to say about running an AACSB accreditation committee: Confessions of a College Professor: Report: Accreditation is Foxes Guarding Henhouses because of the obvious conflict of interest. The administrators want to have as many easy to teach, sub-college level courses as possible so they can lure students into opting for these easy courses which leads to a worthless degree!
2008-2010: Associate Professor, Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Health Science Center at Houston. Received promotion in 2008 to rank of Associate Professor.
2003 -2007: Assistant Professor, Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of Research: Leadership and team building; Occupational health and injury risk assessment using workers’ compensation data; Organizational psychology and Behavioral Economics; Strategic business practices. General interests are on assessing strategic management options to improve organizational efficacy, diversity issues, hospital unionization, organizational dynamics and performance outcomes.
He taught ‘team building’??? HAHAHA. His email complaining about his students is revealing. The students have figured out elaborate ways to con the teacher and get a degree without learning anything except how to cheat. He wrote that students blatantly brought cell phones to tests and then would photograph these and sell these to other students, for example.
Business leaders in training! They had other schemes like hiring the only students bothering to learn anything to take the tests for them…in a class about business leadership skills, no less!!! HAHAHA. Then there were the flood of students which all professors dread going to his office after goofing off all semester and demanding a passing grade or else…the professor would be the one fired, not themselves kicked out! This is true training for administrators and business leaders who are notorious for punishing underlings and firing workers doing their jobs while giving themselves high pay raises.
My son-in-law had this happen when executive failures led to the executives firing much of the staff and then tripling the workloads of the remaining staff and increasing their work hours with no pay hikes…and the remaining workers all quit in a week and the corporation collapsed. The bosses were all under the age of 40. Young puppies, all.
Business schools at universities are notorious as havens for frat rats and sorority sistahs and being all about parties and smooching each other and getting set up by daddy in some sort of prime position which is why our economy is in tatters. They love using banks as looting operations, too. The looting of our economic system is done by these sort of students.
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