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Category Archives: Blogs
Like I said last week, I’m committed to rebooting the whole blogging thing, both as related to my teaching and just my, well, blogging. So one of my errands was to clean up my RSS feeds to the blogs that … Continue reading
I’ve read about half of Kevin Carey’s The End of College and I’ve seen lots of the critiques of it in the education media, particularly in Inside Higher Ed. There’s this, this (which has a pretty decent bullet-point summary of the book), this … Continue reading
(At least one of) The reason(s) I decided to go into composition and rhetoric: the creative writing edition
I read two pieces about the logistics of supporting one’s self as a writer yesterday and this morning– or maybe a better way of putting it is how it’s almost impossible to support one’s self as a poet or fiction … Continue reading
As long as I have your attention: one more addendum on the state of the job market and decreasing tenure-track jobs in “the humanities”
Boy, mention Rebecca “pan kisses kafka” Schuman in a post about a fight on the Chronicle of Higher Education site and the hits just pile up! All of this and some tweets from Elizabeth “@badcoverversion” Keenan about trends in higher ed and … Continue reading
A lot of faculty go a little crazy at the end of the semester. Sure, everyone understands the pressures students are under, but non-academic-types might be surprised by the extent to which faculty are swamped and otherwise stressed out this … Continue reading
Being a professor is like being a rodeo clown. Being in academia is like being in a frat. Being a professor is like being first mate on a pirate ship in the 18th century. Being in academia is like working … Continue reading
Udacity joins Pearson in skipping this whole pesky “education” thing (and more complaining about MOOCs)
A couple months ago, I had a post here about how I see “education” working as a combination of learning, teaching, and credentialing. In that post, I pointed out that ventures like Coursera are at this point PR vehicles for the elite … Continue reading
…but it is: This morning, I came across a site that I am sure my wife will enjoy and that I am probably going to have to add to my RSS Feed reader: I give you Hello Kitty Hell. The … Continue reading
I stumbled across the popular blog “Dooce” this morning, both as an activity in finding blogs to do research about and as an activity in avoiding other activity (e.g., “work”). I will have to return to the Dooce sooner than … Continue reading