The Chronicle has said it. The GSE has hosted an event on it. And now Dr. Szwydky has hosted a class on it. I am sensing a pattern here. And yet the intercession course on the Alternative Academic job market was only 8 strong. We had a great time in a supportive environment where we… Read More One more excuse
This class has been a great help to me. Perhaps too helpful… I guess you could say that there are benefits to the silo mentality that pervades academia. Maybe the last thing that departments want is for people like me to realize, “hey there is a huge (job) world out there and I am qualified… Read More Don’t Tempt Me…
http://chronicle.com/article/Whose-Job-Is-It-Anyway-/64536/ I thought it was me. I advertised the non-academic job market event. The GSE sent emails, hung posters, spread the word verbally, but the event was not well-attended. Don’t get me wrong, the room was full but it was not overflowing, like I imagined it would be given the dreadful job prospects. Despite my… Read More Blame Career Services, too.
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/07/28/essay-calling-new-perspective-business-schools-and-humanities#sthash.0mSMq0jx.qjtu In William Major’s essay calling for the abolition of business schools in favor of the humanities, he supports his argument by using business terms. He insists that the business schools and societal obsession with the capitalist market are the reason why humanities programs are under siege. He uses the capitalist argument to suggest that… Read More Closing everyone else down is not the answer