I think we should take a page out the From Software playbook when it comes to approaches to teaching. Offer no comfort. Present new “dangerous” ideas to students, and teach them to face what’s coming because it won’t always be nice and pretty. After three games of hitting a wall at the 30-hour mark, Dark […]
Marquette Warrior Free Speech Debate: Blog Post Was Ethics Breach | The New Republic. I came to the exactly same conclusion as the author of this New Republic. This was way less about possible political correctness and more about the actions of the faculty member. It’s hard not to talk about your students, but it’s doubly important […]
This is a great editorial that was written before the current Georgia College Library came into existence. What I find fascinating about this student’s argument for a library centered around how important a library collection is to attracting students to a campus and to make sure that the college’s reputation. These two ideas are […]
Here’s a bad joke from our student newspaper from the 1920’s.
This is a big must read for my fellow academics, and this seem majorly important to read on the first day of the semester. I hope I can write on this one more later. Academics, Public Work, And Labor « The Dish.
Today was weird, and I’m not being funny. I’d gladly like to relate the Norse saga that was my work day to you, but I can’t because it was one of those days where you can’t talk about half of what happened. I blame all the weirdness on the impending semester. It never seems to […]
Moreover.— Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) August 6, 2014
I’m quite happy that I’m finally making a sizable dent in my reading backlog. Sadly much of this should was to be completed during a summer research project that kind of fizzled all my fault. Sadly that seems to happening all to often here lately, but that’s another story. One will have no songs sung about in […]
I’m just saving this one. I’m going through the Deresiewicz piece carefully later this week. My first read has me siding very closely with Deresiewicz, but I’ve been known to say “It doesn’t matter where you go to, but what you make of your educational opportunities” William Deresiewicz’s Weird Anti-Ivy Elitism – The Conversation – […]
I agree to some extent what the author is saying here, but his rant on learning objectives is rather weak in my opinion. I’m also not really anti-rubric, and if created correctly, they don’t discourage creative and intellectual thinking. The Rise of the Helicopter Teacher – The Conversation – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher […]