Maybe we should start a faculty essay contest. . . how would you answer this question?
Today’s piece in the New York Times by Gary Gutting offers some very thoughtful reflection. Here’s a snatch:
The fruits of college teaching should be measured not by tests but by the popularity of museums, classical concerts, art film houses, and book discussion groups, and publications like Scientific American, the New York Review of Books, The Economist, and The Atlantic, to cite just a few. These are the places where our students reap the benefits of their education.
Read the whole piece and join the conversation: Why do I Teach?.