Academic Labor
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CFP: Preparing Graduate Teachers
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This is an open, ongoing call. You can read the articles already written in response, or consider contributing your own. The May 2016 #digped chat hosted by Digital Pedagogy Lab highlighted the disconnect
From Under the Volcano
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Endings are difficult and painful: The lava of new beginnings flows under the hard, hollow shell of habit, threatening to burst out and create new forms. The era of the public intellectual is
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How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom
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The late labor historian David Montgomery wrote famously about workers’ control in America during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. “At times the story involved little more than silent and opaque resistance to the
Redefining Service for the Digital Academic: Scholarship, Social Media, and Silos
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I appreciate the agility available to the digital academic, but there is something a bit fun-house about all of this to me.  Every day as part of my work as a college English
The Resident Web and Its Impact on the Academy
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Introduction Today scholars walk a difficult line when choosing how much time to spend gaining traction within their institutions or growing a reputation online. In many cases these approaches can build on one
On Labor, Learning Conditions, and Affordable Education
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The serpentine struggle to make a living wage as an adjunct in academe is far from over, and higher education is losing world-class instructors and original contributions to research in the wake. The
Librarian as Outsider
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Academic librarians are worried about power. And powerlessness. They are particularly concerned with the way power dynamics shape their identities as educators and inform their pedagogical capacity. Recent library scholarship has introduced a
Towards a Critical Approach to Faculty Development
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We are two critical pedagogues who are also faculty developers, trying to create space for conversations interrogating dominant approaches to faculty development. Faculty developers support the growth and continuing development and evolution of
Decolonizing Critical Participation and Writing: A Year of Open Access Publishing on the Margins
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We have an immense amount of power, if we reach out and harness it. This is not just some new age abstraction. To be specific: anyone can create a website, a video, a
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Faculty, Mobilize for Equity!
“The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes,
Compassion and Integrity
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Common systems that check finished work for signs of plagiarism turn it into a punitive situation, rather than a teaching opportunity. What if we looked at citation as a compassionate authorial act? Could we situate quoting and referencing as an act of academic kindness?
From Ph.D. to Poverty
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Another Ph.D. just applied for unemployment. I haven’t received any benefits because my claims are under review while the Employment Security Department determines reasonable assurance of reemployment. Per my contract with
On, On, On
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The following post was originally published by Kate Bowles on her blog, Music for Deckchairs. It’s an important piece about the nature of academic work and labor, and so we offer
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A Soliloquy on Contingency
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I don’t share the sheer outrage that some adjunct professors are directing at the tenured ranks. I really do believe that the majority of tenured faculty — I obviously can’t speak for
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