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Moderated by:
Adam Fingerhut, PhD, Psychology
Nadia Kim, PhD, Sociology

In his collection of essays entitled “Why Teach: In Defense of a Real Education,” University of Virginia English Professor Mark Edmundson offers a critique of the modern university and the modern student. Edmundson suggests that in the race to fill classroom seats and dorm beds, control of the university has shifted from the faculty to students and their parents (i.e., the consumers). Edmundson likens the modern university to a “corporate city” rather than a “scholarly enclave.” In this final Faculty Associate event of the year, we invite our faculty peers here at LMU to read a small selection of Edmundson’s essays and to join us in a conversation about the essays and about our vision for what an LMU education can and should be.

This event is part of Dr. Fingerhut's Faculty Associate project on Diversity in the Classroom and Nadia Kim's Faculty Associate project on Achieving a Rigorous Education that Satisfies Teacher and Learner.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866. 

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

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