Admissions 101: Professors Reviewing Professors
In his Admissions 101 discussion group, Jay asks readers:
Many of our brightest students, once they have been admitted to a top-flight college, consider a life of research and teaching. Most of their role models for those four years are professors, so it is to be expected.
I just received a new book from Harvard University Press that sheds light on the inner workings of academia, particularly how professors judge each other's work. This is a critical issue, since such peer reviews determine who is going to get grant money and who isn't.
This might be an interesting birthday or graduation gift for a superbright high school or college student who seems to be leaning in that direction. The book is "How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment" by Michèle Lamont.
Do you think this is a good way to determine who is teaching your kids?
Read responses -- and submit your own -- in this Admissions 101 discussion.
(Editor's note: This post has been corrected with updated infomration about Lamont's book.)
Washington Post Editors
| March 24, 2009; 9:01 AM ET
Categories: Admissions 101
Save & Share: Previous: Saying 'When' On D.C. School Voucher Program
Next: On the Web: Readers on KIPP, Charter Schools
Posted by: SugarMags | March 25, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: kevin9y9 | March 25, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.