Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Tangled Bank #21

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Tangled Bank #21 is now online at About Town, posted by Xavier.

I haven't had a chance to read all the posts yet (lots of multi-part ones this time), but I found Orac's post on the time commitments of an academic surgeon to be quite enlightening. The post reminds me much of the time constraints put on academic teaching faculty at many "Research I" universities; these faculty have to pull in grant money and publish papers to get tenure, but teaching sucks up as much time as they'll give it, often to the detriment of their research program. It is true, though, that life or death does not usually rest on the academic teaching faculty member's proper allocation of time ...

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