The academic environment seeks out individuals with so much education verses real world application/experience. The theory lifestyle just doesn't cut it when training young eager students. Why do we not evaluate more from the student's perspective of how valuable the instructors experience and education are to them.
A student is very perceptive when it comes to the instructor. They decide in the first week if they are going to sit back and just memorize everything to get through this crap or they are really going to be engaged with the content and feel like this course is going to benafit them.