Study the picture above carefully and write an essay entitled “On the Essential Responsibility of the Professor” In the essay, you should (1) describe t
he pictures (2) interpret their meaning (3) give your opinion about the phenomenon. You should write about 200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20 points)
The picture shows a common phenomenon among our professors nowadays. In the picture, a professor is on a thick pile of research papers. There are so many papers that he is high in the air and far away from his students. And the student shouts at him, ”Professor, the blackboard is here. Look downward please.”
This is a satirical cartoon which describes vividly a kind of common phenomenon among some professors in the universities. Nowadays, some professors are indulged in composing his endless research papers in order to get some fame in their research fields and thus to be promoted to a higher position. They spend so much time in thesis composing that there is little time for them to think about how to teach their students. They just let the students study by themselves and give no instructions. They forget their essential responsibilities.
As an old saying goes, it is a teacher’s job to propagate cardinal principles, impart professional knowledge and resolve doubts. Therefore, the most important job of a professor should be teaching the students rather than writing the research papers. Professors should be reminded of this point and devote their heart and soul to the students.