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Academic work as a Moral Tale: An agony in a mere six fits [Part 3]

By | December 6, 2014

Fit the Fifth

So at the moment, there are a series of groups of faculty, who often have relatively little in common with one another:

  • The old-line tenured faculty, pursuing the traditional faculty courses and roles and quite comfortable with how things are working out, but aging and moving towards retirement. They may or may not hold administrative titles as well.

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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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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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Transfering ideas and skills (Part 1)

By | January 23, 2013

fieldsThere’s an interesting discussion currently underway on one of the Chronicle of Higher Education blogs regarding the issue of students transferring skills and techniques learned in one class to another class. The original article and a lot of the comments support the idea that transferability tends to be pretty low, and that while faculty are sensitive to and generally try to enhance transferability,

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