Tuesday, September 6, 2011
In Good Company: Profs Who Blog
We're not the only ones.
In case you didn't know: the blogosphere has attracted a number of tenured radicals, disgruntled part-timers, whimsical academics, long-winded liberal arts types, outraged educators, etc. etc. And even an administrator or two.
Their posts range from class encounters, college politics, collegial challenges, meeting minutes, discipline disputes and yes, photos of cats, parking lot travails, bookstore misorders (It's week three — are your books in yet?) cafeteria fare, and personal digressions.
Here's a few:
University Diaries. Hosted by Margaret Soltan, professor of English at George Washington University. Boy is she pissed — mostly about athletics and funding, the usual scandals — but also about distance learning and diploma mills. She likes poems too. And she sings.
Changing Universities — Hosted by Bob Samuels (a comrade of Red Emma). It's all things UC and lecturer related. Read it and weep.
Tenured Radical, hosted by Claire Potter, is now at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Some fun. Phyllis Schlafly, Sarah Palin and Gloria Steinem—and much more. What does she teach? History and American Studies, natch. Rebel Girl is in love.
Confessions of a Community College Dean. Title says it all.
Reassigned Time, Hosted by Dr. Crazy. Read about her experiences with curriculum. Go ahead. We dare you.
Professor Cero's Mictlantecuhtli from somewhere in Louisiana. Cats. Food. Music. And teaching, of course. Professing.
(P.S.: Phil from down south recommends College Misery. —BvT)
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