Not cut out for it?
January 27, 2011 5:23 AM Subscribe
I've always wanted to be a professor. However, it turns out that I suck at it!
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (46 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an instructor at a large public university. I taught over the summer (my first class ever), and I got middling evaluations - not horrible for a first time, I thought. This Fall, I taught my second class - in a topic unrelated to my field - , and I just got my (awful) evaluations back. My boss actually called it "heartbreaking".
I have to teach this class again this semester, and I know the answer should be to suck it up and try to improve. But can anyone really turn it around so completely in such a short amount of time? Should I take this as an indicator that I should just move on to another profession?