One more excuse

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…

Don’t Tempt Me…

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…

Closing everyone else down is not the answer

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…