I agree with Mr. Li Ling. Since the Minstry of Education implemented the so-called reforms in higher education, which focus on quantitative management, China’s universities have became chicken farms. In these chicken farms, professors are neither interested in producing good research nor teaching students; they are busy laying eggs… This means that in order to be promoted from a lecturer to an associate professor, you have to produce a certain number of eggs; from an associate professor to a full professor, you need to lay another number of eggs. Furthermore, there are rules governing where you should lay your eggs – in top tier or leading journals. Professors are busy everyday trying to lay their eggs in these places. Recently, there are new instructions telling you that you should lay more “creative” eggs! My reply is, “@#$%#$@#@ your mother’s egg!”
– Professor Yi Zhongtian of College of Humanities, Xiamen University criticized the current managment system in China’s universities in an interview by Phoenix Weekly
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Today is Teacher’s Day. I would like to say a BIG “thank you” to all my history teachers who have taught and inspired me to enjoy and love such a wonderful subject – they have made history alive for me.
I hope I can become a good teacher just like them 🙂
I collected my Teacher Assessment Report yesterday. I’m very satisfied with the ratings and happy to know that my students have enjoyed my tutorial last semester. Pretty amused by some of my students’ feedback. One student wrote:
Very funny, hilarious and someone who like to laugh. Added a sense of humour into our tutorial, a way of relieving stress from the hectic school. (I didn’t know that I can help to relieve stress :p)
Another student commented:
He is a very effective tutor who is able to bring a seemingly “dead” subject like history to life and provide many laughs along the way.
I’m so glad that I have brought history to life.. hehe 🙂 I will continue to work hard next semester!