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Essay on documenting what a faculty member does in the summer | Inside Higher Ed
"So let’s have at it. Below is a list of tasks academics perform over the summer, which, for most of us, is a relatively low-key time. Given the length of this list about what I did over my summer "vacation," I have decided to separate out activities that are more likely to come our way once the academic year kicks off and publish those in a follow-up piece. I invite readers to supplement this list with other things we do over the summer that I may have missed, including ones that may be more common in different types of faculty jobs."
faculty  work  labor  summer 
october 2013 by tsuomela
Faculty
"David Fleming has been on the faculty of UMass Amherst since 2006 and was director of the University Writing Program from 2007-2011. He holds the Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University (1996), the M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1989), and the A.B. in English from Davidson College (1983). Fleming's research spans the field of composition-rhetoric; he has published essays on the history of rhetoric, argumentation theory and practice, writing in the disciplines and professions, and the history and pedagogy of first year composition. His book City of Rhetoric: Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan America was published by SUNY Press in 2008; another book, From Form to Meaning: Freshman Composition and the Long Sixties, 1957-1974, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2011. He is currently at work on a third book, about the past, present, and future of the bachelor's degree in U.S. higher education, tentatively titled American Baccalaureate."
people  academic  english  rhetoric  writing  composition  urban  faculty 
september 2013 by tsuomela
Data Comes to the Culture Wars
"Neil Gross’s Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? enters the ongoing debate about the position and role of the academy in American life at a high-stakes moment. Critics and defenders disagree over how much, and at what cost, higher education is implicated in our fractious political culture. They wrangle over the university’s place in an increasingly privatized public sphere. Should it be a haven from or responsive to market imperatives? The hand-wringing and finger-wagging intensifies nowadays every time committees are hastily called to assess the mysterious causes of dwindling enrollments in the humanities, or departmental chairs receive “advice” from administrators to be open to educational “innovations” like replacing faculty with online courses."
book  review  academia  politics  political-correctness  culture-war  faculty  liberal 
april 2013 by tsuomela
AAUP: Tenure and Teaching-Intensive Appointments (2010)
Today, most faculty positions are still teaching intensive, and many of those teaching-intensive positions are still tenurable. In fact, the proportion of teaching-intensive to research-intensive appointments has risen sharply.4 However, the majority of teaching-intensive positions have been shunted outside of the tenure system. This has in most cases meant a dramatic shift from “teaching-intensive” appointments to “teaching- only” appointments, featuring a faculty with attenuated relationships to campus and disciplinary peers. This seismic shift from “teaching-intensive” faculty within the big tent of tenure to “teaching-only” faculty outside of it has had severe consequences for students as well as faculty themselves, producing lower levels of campus engagement across the board and a rising service burden for the shrinking core of tenurable faculty.
teaching  academic  faculty  tenure  work 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Christian Sandvig's Homepage
My research investigates communication and information technology infrastructure and public policy -- especially the way that legal, social, and technical elements work together (or don't work together) to shape systems of communication like the Internet. Usually, I read. Sometimes, I write. Often, I drink coffee. I might be found in a cafe drinking coffee and reading, or at home drinking coffee and writing. Or just drinking coffee.
people  academic  research  infrastructure  communication  sts  faculty 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Views: Resist the Pedagagogical Far Right - Inside Higher Ed
So much of what I’ve learned about teaching in the academy for over four decades can be summarized in this way: often when I teach less, I find that I actually teach more. I call this a “pedagogy of ironic minimalism.” Whenever I take the time to call forth what it is my students actually know, and whenever I intentionally minimize the “endless breadth and depth” of my own “vast wisdom and knowledge,” then my students learn the most. This, dear readers, is why I keep coming back to the classroom — for lo these many years.
teaching  pedagogy  learning  technology  education  faculty  psychology  university  howto 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Glen Pettigrove - General Details - Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland, New Zealand
My current research focuses primarily on two questions. First, what role should attitudes and emotions play in normative assessment? Second, what does it mean to call a collective agent morally responsible, and under what conditions would such a statement be true?
people  philosophy  faculty  school(UAuckland)  ethics  ambition 
june 2009 by tsuomela
William Wimsatt | The Department of Philosophy | The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities
author of book Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality
people  philosophy  school(UChicago)  faculty 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Dr. K. Anders Ericsson
Research Interests: Thinking, reasoning and planning that mediate problem solving, learning and skilled performance. The structure of cognitive processes and attention revealed by the analysis of think-aloud protocols and retrospective verbal reports. The acquisition of expert performance through deliberate practice in domains, such as music, science, golf and darts. The structure and acquisition of Long-Term Working Memory.
psychology  people  faculty  school(FloridaState)  expertise  excellence 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Ted Cohen | The Department of Philosophy | The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities
Ted Cohen is Professor in Philosophy, the College, the Committee on Art and Design, and the Committee on General Studies in the Humanities. H
philosophy  people  faculty  uchicago 
december 2008 by tsuomela
U of M: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior: Faculty: Mark E. Borrello
I’m a historian of biology with interests in evolutionary theory, genetics, behavior and the environment. My work explores the varied interpretations and applications of evolutionary theory from the late19th century to the present. My dissertation, “Vero Copner Wynne-Edwards and the History of Group Selection Theory,” was completed in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University (2002).
sts  biology  philosophy  science  history  umn  faculty  people 
august 2008 by tsuomela
Paul R Brewer
My research focuses on the following areas:
Media frames and their effects on public opinion
Public opinion about world affairs
Public opinion about gay rights
Public trust in government, people, foreign nations, and the media
Soft news media (partic
people  communication  faculty  uwisc  framing 
april 2008 by tsuomela
CSOM Department Faculty
Infomation and decision science faculty
education  business  faculty 
march 2005 by tsuomela

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