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The sad truth is that we keep paying them to teach us. The value of a uni degree is the value we give it.
No-one seems to realise that professors are almost never hired on their ability to teach. They're hired on their ability to bring in research income, and teaching is almost always seen as an annoying distraction to that.
It's insane, it's (imho) unethical, but it just seems to be common practice.
qwwerty64736d@AlmondSauce Have to agree. The best professors I had were those, who were doing maintenance and ops for the university instead of research.
a) They have a daily working experience and keeping eye on a new trends.
b) They know their/uni stuff and can build on top of it. Example: sysadmin was teachnig computer basics, networks and shell scripting. Had an awesome ecosystem of teaching tools built into the university server, which enabled him to create workshops/live exercises with automatic grading.