What We Have Here is …

Good for film but bad for faculty

Playing the part of the Captain, a cruel and sinister prison warden in the movie Cool Hand Luke, Strother Martin uttered one of classic cinema’s most memorable lines: what we have here is a failure to communicate. An amusing characterization that makes for a good movie script will never do when it comes to your faculty.

Thus far, my list of critical faculty selection criteria has included credentials (first but, in many ways, least important), contagious character, and competence in terms of a comprehensive and current grasp of their teaching discipline(s). Permit me now to propose a fourth criterion. Communication.

— Ralph Enlow | 4thoughtleaders Blog

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