I was browsing the Stony Brook Independent homepage a bit earlier (yes, I do work there), and stumbled upon this article addressing a recent cut of teaching assistants. Now, keep in mind that I’m not just using this as an excuse to play cheerleader for my campus media outlet of choice, but I do have to admit that this is gradually becoming a very real issue on campus.
After all, this is something that I’ve noticed in the past, and most of the time, it’s really pretty doubtful that I could even be more oblivious in class. To give you some context here, I’m actually the designated ‘confused’ kid in my broadcast class. If I had a dollar for every time my professor called me out for looking, in his words, “quizzical,” I’d probably be financially stable for life by the end of the semester.
Anyway, the point is that if this particular problem is poignant enough to have fallen under my gradually dimming radar, it must be pretty significant.