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Xevross

I feel like University professors are more honest about when they don't know something.  
What makes you say this?

the-pi-guy

What makes you say this?
Well it might be different in the UK, especially since you are at a big university.
But here, we are a pretty small university, with more subjects than teachers.  For like Computer Science, some of the teachers specialize in a thing or two.  Some classes don't have a teacher with that specific specialization.  


I've had several professors make comments like "I understand most of this, but not quite everything." Its just a little bit outside their specialization.   Even some more staunch teachers.  

Well, the networks book has lots of comments about being challenging and that there's 1000's of PhD's worth of challenges in the field.  So even a specialist wouldn't know anything.  


It's just a little different from what I've seen in high school and under.  

Xevross

Well it might be different in the UK, especially since you are at a big university.
But here, we are a pretty small university, with more subjects than teachers.  For like Computer Science, some of the teachers specialize in a thing or two.  Some classes don't have a teacher with that specific specialization.  


I've had several professors make comments like "I understand most of this, but not quite everything." Its just a little bit outside their specialization.   Even some more staunch teachers.  

Well, the networks book has lots of comments about being challenging and that there's 1000's of PhD's worth of challenges in the field.  So even a specialist wouldn't know anything.  


It's just a little different from what I've seen in high school and under.  
Oh, that is kinda weird. There's probably way more than 10x more possible teachers than subjects at my Uni. They usually know the course they're teaching like the back of their hand, but that doesn't mean they're good at teaching it.

the-pi-guy

Oh, that is kinda weird. There's probably way more than 10x more possible teachers than subjects at my Uni. They usually know the course they're teaching like the back of their hand, but that doesn't mean they're good at teaching it.
For Computer Science, there are only 5/6 professors here.  And a couple of them specialize in the same things.  

Xevross

For Computer Science, there are only 5/6 professors here.  And a couple of them specialize in the same things.  
dang. Must be hard to find people to teach courses with that.

My uni has staff data for every department. The computing department has 69 academic staff.

the-pi-guy

dang. Must be hard to find people to teach courses with that.

My uni has staff data for every department. The computing department has 69 academic staff.
MIT has like 130. (or more, I kinda gave up on counting....)  
Harvard on the other hand,  I think only has these ~36.
People | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Your Computing department has like 1 staff member for every 1.5 students our computer science major has.

Dr. Pez

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the-pi-guy

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Xevross

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the-pi-guy

Pancake day is the best day
Second only to waffle day .

Xevross

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack - BBC News

This is awful. And its the 18th school shooting in the US in 2018 so far. This is just unacceptably terrible, America is a iced up place.

Dr. Pez

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack - BBC News

This is awful. And its the 18th school shooting in the US in 2018 so far. This is just unacceptably terrible, America is a iced up place.

18th in 45 days. That's ducked up

the-pi-guy

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack - BBC News

This is awful. And its the 18th school shooting in the US in 2018 so far. This is just unacceptably terrible, America is a iced up place.

Deserved a thread.  

Seriously messed up.

Dr. Pez

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