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Ronin Institute
"For many people, the problem with academia is the lifestyle: the long hours, the stress, the travel. This is where the idea of “fractional scholarship” that Sam Arbesman and I have been pushing comes in. We believe that the people who would like spend ten, twenty, or thirty hours a week doing scholarly research number in the tens of thousands. Some of these would-be fractional scholars have full-time non-academic jobs that limit their hours. Some simply want to be able to pick up their kids from school every day."
scholarly-communication  scholarship  graduate  employment  future  amateur  fractional  work  labor 
september 2013 by tsuomela
The Rise of Fractional Scholarship
"Underemployed post-graduate researchers represent a vast, untapped resource that could be harnessed to address America's thorniest scientific challenges, according to a report issued by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The paper suggests that "fractional scholarship" could employ surplus scholarly expertise to advance scientific research, much as distributed computing projects - which recognize that most computers are largely idle during their lifetimes - utilize spare computational cycles to seek answers to complicated problems."
report  white-paper  scholarly-communication  scholarship  graduate  employment  future  amateur  citizen-science 
september 2013 by tsuomela
Total Drek: Unhelpful Hints
It occurs to me that perhaps I should pass on some of my admittedly poor insights about grad school to future generations. And so, contained here is a random assortment of things I wished I'd realized when I started grad school.
graduate  school  education  tips 
october 2007 by tsuomela
The SST Graduate Minor
includes a list of faculty at UMN affiliated with the program
umn  sts  science  history  philosophy  academic-programs  graduate  school 
february 2007 by tsuomela
UM Spatial Analysis and GIS
UMich certificate program in GIS and spatial analysis.
umich  academic  certificates  graduate  gis  geography 
september 2005 by tsuomela

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