Life in Academia: Why I Love This Job I am the director of a program in speech-language pathology. Recently, our administration rescinded over 50% of our operating budget. Those things happen, but, as my financial advisor reminds me, you have to look at the long term. What is it, in the long term, that makes university life ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   June 01, 2003
Life in Academia: Why I Love This Job
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  • Jay Lubinsky
    Governors State University, University Park, IL
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Viewpoint   |   June 01, 2003
Life in Academia: Why I Love This Job
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2003, Vol. 6, 4-5. doi:10.1044/ihe6.1.4
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2003, Vol. 6, 4-5. doi:10.1044/ihe6.1.4
I am the director of a program in speech-language pathology. Recently, our administration rescinded over 50% of our operating budget. Those things happen, but, as my financial advisor reminds me, you have to look at the long term. What is it, in the long term, that makes university life so exciting?
For one, I have had dozens of highly intelligent and interesting colleagues, both within and outside my department. They have kept me on my intellectual toes.
I have mostly followed my own interests, and I doubt there is any other work setting offering the same freedom. I have structured my courses as I have seen fit and carried out research I thought was at least interesting.
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