The present-day college and university professors are ranked low in performance compared to those in the past years. Teaching just like any other profession requires dedication and commitment to one’s work, he or she should bear in mind that there are hundreds or even thousands of students depending on him to broaden their knowledge. For a successful educational and career path, efforts of both students and professors need to be put in, but in the present generation, students seem to play their role as well as that of their professors. This tends to be strenuous to the students resulting in the release of half-baked graduates into the market. In most cases, college or university students see their professors as inferior teachers.
Colleges are educational institutions whose priority should be providing relevant education to the students. This is however not the case with most colleges today whose main aim is making profits through admitting a vast number of students at higher fees. This huge admission, in turn, leads to a shortage of professors which calls for the employment of part-time unqualified professors and even in some cases, students in graduate schools are picked to teach those in undergraduate school. The result of this is inexperienced professors flooding the colleges.
Researchers and not teachers.
Most colleges hire professors based on their research skills and their outstanding thesis as scientists or scholars. Being a good researcher does not guarantee that one will be a good teacher and this is the first mistake that the colleges make. They end up hiring researchers and not teachers for their students.
Higher learning institutions do not offer standard teaching guidelines to be followed by the professors. Here each department is required to adopt an appropriate teaching methodology that best suits its field of study. This results in some professors adopting bad teaching strategies which makes them bad in teaching and delivering content to the students.