PSE teaching needs greater consistency, quality control: Bubak

October 25, 2017

“The unfortunate reality of contemporary academia is that a teaching contract serves as a ticket to ‘professoring’ at one’s pleasure – a virtual free-for-all,” writes Oldrich Bubak of McMaster University. Bubak argues that the lack of prerequisities or training for university teaching leads to a “mixed bag of styles, expectations, rules and philosophies” that introduce significant quality concerns into university teaching as a whole. The author contrasts university teaching’s lack of consistency with the success of “highly developed industrial quality systems,” adding that the time has come to learn from these systems and to place student experience at the centre of teaching. University Affairs