Re: virus: Arts & Science

ken sartor (
Mon, 29 Apr 1996 13:57:50 -0500

At 01:27 PM 4/29/96 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

>Me, I'm a teacher by training. A storyteller; a mystic; an identifier of
>pattern. I also happen to be a chemist. Do you know how much teaching is
>valued in chemistry?
>Not at all.
>As a graduate student (and a professor) in chemistry one is evaluated entirely
>based upon the research they produce. Teaching (which is my passion) is
>incedental. Are there training programs for teachers of chemistry at the
>university level?

This is not _quite_ true. There are many universities that do not
offer PhD's in chemistry. I believe that they tend to value teaching
more highly. I know of only one anecdotal case. SUNY at Genesco (sp?)
has a 4 year program for physics and a friend of mine teaches there. He
does do some research, but it is secondary to his teaching... (he also
loves to teach). In any case, he involves his better students with
his research (which, i believe, turns out to be teaching...).

There is also the junior college path...

Good luck!