Professors

anonymous asked:

So I'm a 19 year old college student and am completely crushing on my 29 year old professor. I love older guys and I can tell we have so much in common and he's just so great and I'd love to get to know him outside the classroom. I plan on possibly pursuing this once the semesters over, but how? How do I know if he's interested

Readers won’t stop sending the Bad Advisor their real-ass questions to answer, so the Bad Advisor is periodically going to try her hand at answering them.

There’s no way to tell you this without sounding like a condescending asshole but please believe the Bad Advisor when she tells you that someday you will be 29, and you will think that a 29-year-old professor dating his 19-year-old former student is a whole fucking lot of things and “cool” or “awesome” or “a good idea” will not be one of those things, and you will laugh and laugh in retrospect at the foolishness of youth.

Put this dude in your spank bank and leave him there. Preserve the magic professor fantasy. You don’t want to know what this dude’s morning breath smells like. It’s fucking gross and it smells like him giving you patronizing little lectures about Proust and making excuses about how much more special your relationship will be if you never ever tell anyone about it.

If you absolutely have to bone someone a decade older than you or your world is going to fall afuckingpart, find someone whose life and work isn’t intimately intertwined with the college you attend.

npr.org
Study: At 'Rate My Professor,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

Nicholas Subtirelu, a linguistics grad student at Georgia State University, recently published a study in the journal Language And Society about student bias against teachers who are non-native English speakers.

He skimmed through thousands of ratings of math professors at American universities on Rate My Professor, a source for hundreds of thousands of students’ unvarnished takes on their teachers. He found that teachers with common Korean or Chinese names got low scores for “clarity” and “helpfulness” compared to teachers with common U.S. last names.

I cannot even express my discomfort when I encounter professional educators who are referring to people as “stupid” or “morons” or whatnot

Like yes you don’t have to be your job all the time but some professions have values that are antithetical to certain things

Like if I called people “crazy” or “psycho” one should question my capability as a therapist, too