"When applying to be an assistant professor, you will be interviewed on your research experience, personal teaching philosophy, and technical understanding of your field of study. The university will want to be sure your research interests and teaching style are compatible with the programs you will be a part of. To become an assistant professor is usually the first step taken by students who have received their doctorates on their paths to becoming full professors."
What is your remedy for grade inflation?1 Answer
First, let me say that I do not believe in artificially depressing grades by exploiting student errors, such as mistakes made when trying to e-mail grades, or docking ample points for cellphone gaffes in the classroom. Instead, I believe that instructors have the ability to include in the grading criteria some feature that constitutes a strength of their own. Each instructor should select whatever criterion represents his or her own distinctive competency (e.g., with one instructor it may be essays, while with another it may be spreadsheet work, statistics, case studies, or critical-thinking tasks). Instructors can be tougher with key criteria because they have the strongest expertise in them. They thus leverage their best deliverable while using it to differentiate strong students from weak ones.