However now that I'm ‘behind the scenes’ I'm surprised at how many of them actually are interested in that kind of thing and are always trying new ways to do things, reading journals, etc. There will always be some who are into professorship because of the research and subject instea of the teaching, but the problem that most professors have when it comes to educational methods is that they're terribly underpaid for their time and they have priorities. If they got paid to take some educational courses the world would be a much better place, but no one wants to do that. :/ That would basically be admitting that their teachers don't know how to teach, and won't unless they're offered something in return (a pretty ungenerous view of the situation). When it's more often a case of a lack of time on top of so many other responsibilities.
I train educators on teaching methods, class curriculi and class composition. I also am a full time author.
I don't sleep, either ;)
I know a great many college professors who could benefit from this. :P Seriously, I wish there were a requirment for profs to take some education courses.