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University Professors and their Passion for Teaching

Sep 25/09

Wilfrid Laurier University professor Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts (2008 3M National Teaching Fellow) has written an article for Below is a glimpse of the introduction.

As I sipped my coffee last Saturday morning, I found myself reflecting on Margaret Wente’s article: “Want to know why professors don’t teach?” As a university professor, I questioned the generalizations presented in this article. First of all, let me clarify some points: most university professors are committed to offer the best quality education possible to students who come to our classes full of expectations, hopes and questions about the world around them. They are curious, excited and ready to accept the challenges post to them. Their parents and most of the time, students themselves, are the ones paying for their education and they expect to get full value for their investment. I take my job seriously. I have a high sense of responsibility towards those young minds eager to discover new possibilities, to explore new ideas and unveil issues unknown to them.

- Excerpt from "University Professors and their Passion for Teaching" article found at

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