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Academic work as a Moral Tale: An agony in a mere six fits [Part 2]

By | December 3, 2014

Fit the Third

But using the tools of politics to repeal politics turned out to be a dangerous game. Neoliberals lying down with politicians caused the public generally to wake up with giant flea hickeys rather than just cautionary fleabites. Deregulation removing Depression-era policies like Glass-Steagall allowed the rawest kinds of market pressures to shape big financial institutions and multinational industrial firms into enterprises rooted in no single body of law (and thus essentially immune to it);

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The quality of doctoral programs [Part 2]

By | June 25, 2014

[Part 1 of this series is found here.]

The single most important factor in the quality of the student’s dissertation is the quality of the advising and mentoring that the student receives from his/her committee and most particularly, from the Chair. But the most highly visible part of doctoral programs is generally the course work.

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MOOCs and the future of higher education [Part 1]

By | April 4, 2014

I do a lot of thinking when participating in online discussions. One of my early posts here was about how such discussions have served as a significant source of professional interaction despite my current lack of major university affiliation. Traveling out to professional conference isn’t an option for me either, so I spend perhaps more time that I ought to in online discussions.

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