The Academic Life
27 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Jeb Bush’s claims about too few Friday college classes and workload of tenured professors

Jeb Bush’s claims about too few Friday college classes and workload of tenured professors | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Bush has a point, but he uses generalizations that obscure the context.
Kim Vose's insight:

I love how wealthy elites like to pretend that middle class teachers are the real elites.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Why academia needs emotional, passionate women

Why academia needs emotional, passionate women | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
‘Feeling passionate about your research is essential and yet, traditionally, academic work should be rational, methodological, and dispassionate’
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back

The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Can a budding labor movement improve the lives of non-tenured faculty—and, in the process, fix higher education?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Without Tenure or a Home

Without Tenure or a Home | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Mary-Faith Cerasoli, an adjunct professor who began couch-surfing a year ago after being unable to keep several apartments, is planning a protest in Albany over working conditions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation

The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
The secret is that there is no secret. So sit your butt down and write.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

The Myth Behind Public School Failure

The Myth Behind Public School Failure | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
In the rush to privatize the country’s schools,
corporations and politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed
the blame on teachers and students.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

A Call to Action for Women of Color in Academia

A Call to Action for Women of Color in Academia | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Presumed Incompetent makes very clear the dark realities of extremely discriminatory practices in academia based on race, gender, class, sexuality and their intersections.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

'It's A Lie. It's A Lie. It's A Lie'

'It's A Lie. It's A Lie. It's A Lie' | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
The number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, vastly outpacing the growth in the number of students or faculty, according to an analysis of federal f...
Kim Vose's insight:

One of the many issues in academe today.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

14 Free Critical Theory Books From University of California Press :: Critical-Theory.com

14 Free Critical Theory Books From University of California Press :: Critical-Theory.com | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
From the University of California Press' library of over 700 free ebooks.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Tenured professor at Boulder says she is being forced out over lecture on prostitution | Inside Higher Ed

Tenured professor at Boulder says she is being forced out over lecture on prostitution | Inside Higher Ed | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

15 Books That Will Make You A Better Teacher

15 Books That Will Make You A Better Teacher | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
These books are mostly written by teachers for teachers. They range form the latest research on students, teachers talking about overcoming inequality to help students learn, and great techniques e...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

The Social Injustice Done to Adjunct Faculty: A Call to Arms | Public Discourse

The Social Injustice Done to Adjunct Faculty: A Call to Arms | Public Discourse | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Why Is Academic Rejection So Very Crushing?

Why Is Academic Rejection So Very Crushing? | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Losing out on a job, tenure, or publication can be a unique agony. The cure is not success, but rather compassion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Warning: College students, this editorial may upset you

Warning: College students, this editorial may upset you | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
The latest attack on academic freedom comes not from government authorities or corporate pressure but from students. At UC Santa Barbara , the student Senate recently passed a resolution that calls for mandatory "trigger warnings" — cautions from professors, to be added to their course syllabi, specifying which days' lectures will include readings or films or discussions that might trigger feelings of emotional or physical distress.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

In Defense of Adjuncts, Students and Writers: an Open Letter to AWP | Beyond The Margins

In Defense of Adjuncts, Students and Writers: an Open Letter to AWP | Beyond The Margins | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Hi there, AWP, We’ve known each other for awhile. We first met in 2009 in New York and it was love at first sight. You plied me with talks about writing craft, you offered table after table of literary magazines and small presses. I got the idea to start a ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong. | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
You went to school and think you know. But you don't.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.

The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D. | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Matthew Might, a computer science professor at the University of Utah, writes: 'Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is. It's hard to describe it in words. So, I use pictures.' It's September 26.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

'That Means Oedipus Been Boning His Mama... HIS MAMA'

'That Means Oedipus Been Boning His Mama... HIS MAMA' | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
Thug Notes goes into Freudian territory this week with a look at "Oedipus The King." In his analysis, Sparky Sweets, PhD asks us all, is it better to seek the truth or to not know you killed your dad and slept with your mother?

Tough cal...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

'Reasonable' Ways of Calculating Adjuncts' Hours

'Reasonable' Ways of Calculating Adjuncts' Hours | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
In final rules for the new health law, the IRS says colleges should take into account time spent outside the classroom grading papers and preparing for class.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Going to AWP in Seattle? Try Not to be an Asshole.

Going to AWP in Seattle? Try Not to be an Asshole. | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
By Becky Tuch Around this time of year, many of us in the literary world are gearing up for another AWP conference. This year’s event takes place in Seattle, and is expected to bring nearly 15,000 ...
Kim Vose's insight:

We want people to pay attention to the needs of adjuncts. How about the needs of exploited people everywhere?

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

Overuse and Abuse of Adjuncts Threaten Academic Values

Overuse and Abuse of Adjuncts Threaten Academic Values | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
The two-tiered labor system sends the message that teaching and learning are unworthy activities.
Kim Vose's insight:

I do wonder how much press this issue will have to get before it gets real attention in academia, much less outside of it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Vose
Scoop.it!

What Really Happened to Margaret Mary Vojtko, the Duquesne Adjunct Whose Death Became a Rallying Cry?

What Really Happened to Margaret Mary Vojtko, the Duquesne Adjunct Whose Death Became a Rallying Cry? | The Academic Life | Scoop.it
On Friday, Aug. 16, Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct French professor who’d recently lost her job at Duquesne University at the age of 83, suffered a heart attack on a street corner in Homestead, Pa.
more...
No comment yet.