The Party's Over
Quart, Leonard, Academe
In the 1960s, teaching was a challenge. Today, vocationally oriented students and careerist colleagues make it a chore.
Only two more months left to my job as a college professor. My career and vocation have stretched over more than thirty-five years, much of this time involving my deepest feelings and commitments. I always loved teaching. It was the one thing in my life for which I felt I had a true talent. When I stood in front of a class, I felt liberated from my usual anxieties. I was in control: nothing seemed to faze me. Words and ideas flowed naturally. Responding to a student question or remark, I could animatedly, sometimes wittily, take off for ten or fifteen minutes …
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Publication information: Article title: The Party's Over. Contributors: Quart, Leonard - Author. Magazine title: Academe. Volume: 88. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2002. Page number: 46+. © American Association of University Professors Nov/Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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