The Notorious Business Professor
1. How much would you emphasize on the following aspects of his performance After reading the case, our group decided to evaluate the effect Professor Steve has had on each of the following aspects. When it comes to classroom teaching and his mentoring and advising of the doctoral candidates, students rate his classes fairly solid; however, he is rated an above average teacher in terms of the enjoyment students have and his ability to stimulate critical thinking in the classroom. He makes it difficult for students to see him due to his schedule for student meetings being on Friday and Saturday nights. Also, we have to mention that Steve’s reputation among graduate students is becoming notorious and is beginning to affect the applicant pool for the graduate program. When discussing the relationship with his departmental peers, Professor Steve openly discusses that the program he had to take was much harder than the program that is being offered by the school now. Professor Steve is seen participating in seminars solely to make himself look brilliant and the presenter look incompetent. The peers in his department all know that Steve has never had a “real” job and this is his first position giving him power. We feel as though Steve’s behavior has caused relationships with peers to become more strained. Three of the school’s professors have been direct recipients of Steve’s research and think he should receive tenure. The other four professors believe that Steve’s behavior is inexcusable.
Steve’s relationships with graduate research assistants are worse than the relationship with peers. Steve believes that most assistants are not worthy of his attention, and although he had hired more than 12 assistants over the past three years and not one of the assistants have lasted for more than 2 years. All of the research assistants believe that Steve wanted too much of their times and effort and that he was insensitive to their plight...
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