04. December 2013 · Comments Off on It’s getting close to grading time at universities · Categories: Uncategorized

If you’re a prof at Harvard (and at many other private schools), grading is easy nowadays.  Just go down the roster and type the letter A. No mess, no fuss, no thinking. You don’t even have to give final exams. The late Clark Kerr used to joke that the three purposes of a university were “to provide sex for the students, sports for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.” It’s not a joke anymore.

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