The Invisible Adjunct Hero at Kentucky

The Invisible Adjunct Hero at Kentucky

Image Alt-Text: The University of Kentucky Logo with the hand-written word FAIL in red across it.  A story recently broke about stolen exams at the University of Kentucky, how a student crawled through an air duct to steal a statistics final in order to cheat. He let...

Teaching Philosophy

As academics we have to write this thing called a “teaching philosophy statement” to send off with job applications. The initials of such a document are quite funny (TPS), and many authors of TPSs view them as a waste of time. Surely no one reads them,...

Conversation with Elizabeth Keenan

Note: This piece was also published simultaneously on the blogs of Elizabeth Keenan (the piece’s co-author) and Joe Fruscione (the piece’s editor). Do go visit their websites as well. Freelance Academics (Walking Away from the Con) Elizabeth Keenan &...

Negative Capability

As I walked to my local coffeeshop this morning, I saw a daytime moon and snapped this photo with my phone. The sun was, at the same time, very bright—you can see the blueness of the sky, a crisp blue that we only get in the North Carolina after the summer’s...

Sour Grapes, or Waking Up?

Recently, a friend I respect told me that she was concerned that my writing on academia came across as though I had “sour grapes.” She was mostly talking about the writing on this blog, although now that this blog is a series on The Chronicle of Higher...