Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The grass is roughly the same shade of green over here

In the latest Chronicle of Higher Education, Donald Hall writes about faculty life in U.S. and European universities. Some of what he mentions about European universities (heavy teaching loads and comparatively low pay, in particular) sound quite familiar to me. On the other hand, the cost of living isn't quite as high here as it is in European cities, I don't think. Probably not even as high as in major U.S. cities, I would guess. And then there's what he says about academic administration in European universities, which may or may not be similar to the situation here. ("May or may not," that is...)


susansinclair said...

Maybe...but Ms J and I are still experiencing sticker shock as we shop for a new home in NJ...*sigh*

Jonathan Benda said...

We have sticker shock here, too... ;) (And then there's the cost of our plane tickets back to the States for this summer...!)