A&M to base bonuses on student inputI suggest someone try the Chicken Suit Stratagem: every student is going to remember the teacher who was fun enough to wear a chicken suit to teach, and consequently Professor Chicken Suit will be rewarded.
The Associated Press
COLLEGE STATION — The chancellor of the Texas A&M University System wants to give bonuses worth up to $10,000 to some instructors, but so far, many aren't interested.
"I've never had so much trouble giving away a million dollars," Chancellor Mike McKinney said, laughing.
The voluntary pilot program being done at Texas A&M University along with the campuses in Prairie View and Kingsville will award bonuses from $2,500 to $10,000 to instructors based on end-of-the-semester critiques by students. The first awards go out in February, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported in its online editions on Sunday.
Among other alternatives, why not remove the middle-man and have a tip jar right up there in the front of the class?
I may have posted about this before, but it's along the same line:
2 Fake Law Diplomas and a $37M HaulOkay, he's made $37 million as a law professor, but THE PROBLEM is that he's a fake.
31 October 2008By Svetlana Osadchuk / Staff Writer
A Samara professor earned an eye-popping $37 million teaching law at seven schools over the course of three years.
The problem is that he landed the teaching jobs with fake diplomas that he bought for about $2,000 after seeing an advertisement near a Moscow metro, investigators said.
Lifting a bright comment from elsewhere:
If there are any "liberal" profs in Aggieland, they better not anger the College Republicans, or it will cost them ten grand!
Posted by: Bob Oso | January 13, 2009 4:05 PM