It's hard to meet academics these days whose work hasn't been changed by the Internet. But even if everyone knows that the world of scholarship has changed, it's not always clear just how or the way those evolutions fit into the broad history of scholarship. Christine L. Borgman sets out to do just that in Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet, just published by MIT Press.
It turns out that college administrators and professors should stop complaining about their pay and working conditions, at least according to U.S. News & World Report and ABC News.
On Saturday night, Charlie Gibson, the ABC anchor, was introducing a question in the Democratic presidential debate about proposed tax increases for wealthy Americans and his example of those who might be affected: college professors at a liberal arts college.
Poor Alice. She's pulled in different directions and doesn't know what will get her to Tenureland.
As described by Cathy Trower, director and research associate at the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, fictional Alice's predicament mirrors that of many professors who embrace interdisciplinary research but find trouble parlaying that into career advancement.