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Old 08-08-2019, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GESancMan View Post
Another one is when our hero is supposed to be a college professor who has been at their university for years, or even decades. We see them in the classroom, and they are teaching My Subject 101. It doesn't work that way in real life. Adjuncts and graduate teaching assistants teach most lower-division classes; professors rarely do. Indiana Jones is guilty of this one as well, but I give those movies a pass because maybe back in the 1930s, that's the way it was.
Speaking of adjuncts, in Bull Durham, Crash Davis asks Annie Savoy what she does for a living. She replies that she's a part-time professor at a community college.

An actual adjunct professor at a community college in NC might've made about $1000 per course back then.