If there’s one way for a professor to make your students hate you, Rob Illig has found it.
In a wild blog rant that went viral this week, Illig, who is a professor at Oregon Law School, spoke out about his compensation.
You see, Illig is livid over the fact that instead of raising his six-figure salary, the faculty wishes to spend the money to fund a “post-graduate fellowship program for new law grads,” Oregon Live reports. The fellowship would help ease the financial burden of graduating Oregon Law students, who leave school approximately $105,000 in debt when they graduate.
The proposal is what set Illig off.
Some of his fellow UO law professors suggested that they should forgo planned salary raises and contribute the money they would have received to fellowships for unemployed law school graduates instead.
Illig was having none of it. He believed that he'd sacrificed enough for his students, and felt he deserved the raise. So what did he do? He made his opinion very known via a veryRead More »from Oregon law professor loses it over proposal to donate faculty raises to students