21 avril 2019

Guest Post: Academic Fragility/Academic Imagination

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. “I pray every single day for a revolution.”
Every week brings news of new union activity at campuses across the nation. Whether you agree with unionizing or not, I think it's clear that as the ranks of adjunct faculty increase, the attempts to unionize will, too. More...

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One-bite Course Planning: Thoughts on Having Only One Semester

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Sub-subtitle: What I learned on my New Zealand vacation.
Having booked the trip last fall, my wife and I had been looking forward to our biking/hiking tour of the west coast New Zealand’s south island for months. More...

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Is this Time Different?

By Steven Mintz. Higher education has always been in crisis. Virtually every decade over the past century has seen the publication of books and articles on American colleges and universities with the word “crisis” in the title. More...

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Attention and Deficits

By Barbara Fister. A week ago, before the blizzard we’re currently enjoying in my part of the country, we took advantage of spring break to look at birds. Lots of them, pausing on their migration to glean from farm fields in central Nebraska. More...

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The Populace Has No Clothes

By Barbara Fister. ... while the emperors enjoy secrecy. Thoughts after reading news about privacy online and on paper. More...

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Skinner at the Googleplex

By Barbara Fister. Tech critics revist an odd utopian novel from 1948 - B.F. Skinner's Walden Two.
I don’t know much about B.F. Skinner, and what little I know makes me uncomfortable in the way hearing about eugenics makes me queasy. More...

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Beat the Burnout

Finding your way through the stress, one day at a time. More...

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From Grade School to Grad School: Kid Lit is for Keeps

Lessons graduate students need to learn from some great Kids' Lit books. More...

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Preparing the Thesis Proposal Defense

Preparing for that big oral presentation. More...

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Pack, Move, Rinse, Repeat

Moving around is often a necessity in graduate school, but here are some strategies for making it a little less painful. More...

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