more turnover than a pastry shop
I agree that in an ideal environment faculty information should be made available, but I believe there are at least two good reasons why this may not happen in the near future.
First, in the five semesters I was in Aruba, not counting the Anatomy teacher there was a more than 100% turnover in faculty at the med level. This includes four teachers for biochemistry, three each for pharmacology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, embryology, histology, physiology, and two each for genetics and biostatistics. Am I leaving something out? If history repeats itself, the school may not want to post teacher info for fear of being accused of a bait-and-switch when students show up expecting to see one set of teachers, only to find them all replaced.
Second, the history of Caribbean med schools is replete with raids on faculty between schools. It's no secret that a slight increase in pay can lure teachers away from any of these schools, as there is no career path, no incentive other than pay to keep a good teacher from leaving for more money. I empathize with them, as I was in a field for 32 years in which there was no reward other than money.
To bring a better caliber of teacher to Xavier and to motivate them to stay, I urge the new owners to provide additional incentives, such as research or other publishing opportunities. You don't need a multimillion dollar lab to do meaningful research; a good microscope and a few test tubes and reagents will do it. Affilialiation with the laboratory staff of the hospital might enable teachers -- and possibly students -- do to small research projects, like they do in U.S. schools.
Brain surgeon to another: "Hey, this isn't rocket science".
Rocket scientist to another: "Hey, this isn't brain surgery".
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