• THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A PROFESSOR
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    THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A PROFESSOR

    THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A PROFESSOR: THE ACADEMIC CAREER PROCESS The path to learning how to become a professor may begin with advice from one of history’s most important educators: the ancient Greek thinker Socrates. Socrates wrote, “I cannot teach anyone anything.” “All I can do is get them to think.” For thousands of years, Plato’s instructor and the man who gave his name to the Socratic method has influenced Western philosophy and logic. Today’s professors continue this heritage as educators and mind shapers. Postsecondary education is a renowned and important profession that has existed for centuries. Students gain knowledge from professors. They evaluate information and provide context. They assess…