College Ready Writing

College Ready Writing

A blog about education, higher ed, teaching, and trying to re-imagine how we provide education.

December 4, 2011 - 10:09pm
What can the MLA and other organizations do to work towards taking higher education back.
December 2, 2011 - 3:52pm
In 2012, I want to take action. But what kind? How? And to what end?
November 27, 2011 - 8:01pm
Is the good that comes from big-time college athletics worth all the bad?
November 22, 2011 - 9:46pm
Why do are students willingly miss classes, celebrating the canceled class?
November 20, 2011 - 9:26pm
What happened at Penn State and at UC Davis comes as no surprise to those of us working contingently in Higher Ed; we've been victimized, marginalized, and silenced for years. 
November 17, 2011 - 9:29pm
My thoughts on the MLA President's statements on Reforming Doctoral Programs. I fear for lost generations of PhDs left behind.
November 15, 2011 - 10:59pm
I didn’t want to write about the Penn State scandal. People smarter and more insightful than I have already written about it (and continue to) and I have to admit the topic makes me physically ill. I also have never wanted to write a post lamenting all the current events my students know nothing about or even know exist; it’s not particularly constructive, and would only serve the purpose to vent. And yet today, I find myself compelled to write about both those subjects.
November 13, 2011 - 10:06pm
Letting my students actually do things in my class, rather than just sit and listen. 
November 10, 2011 - 9:35pm
Can an academic decide, mid-career, to reinvent herself? I'll find out since that's exactly what I'm going to try and do. Digital Humanities, here I come! 
November 8, 2011 - 9:49pm
We talk, in higher ed, about collegiality, interdisciplinarity, and public engagement. We attempt talk about solidarity, but the divide between those who are on and who are off the tenure-track couldn’t be larger. We say we want higher ed to change for the better, but we keep perpetuating the same structures, with the same results, and marginalizing and excluding any voices that may help change happen.

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