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Readings on the Profession of Teaching & Scholarship

"An Academic in America" Column Archive
"Thomas H. Benton," an associate professor of English, authors this column in the Chronicle of Higher Education on academic work and life. Among the highlights of his past columns are:
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Professors
    If today's students are self-indulgent, it's because faculty members have abdicated responsibility for the culture of our classrooms.
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Students
    Enabled by institutions, students increasingly seem to choose self-indulgence and self-esteem over self-denial and self-questioning
Mindset Lists
Each August for the past 11 years, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college.