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Confessions of a Community College Dean

In which a veteran of cultural studies seminars in the 1990s moves into academic administration and finds himself a married suburban father of two. Foucault, plus lawn care.

December 14, 2011 - 4:09am
Why hasn’t the Great Recession triggered a massive restructuring of American higher ed yet?
December 12, 2011 - 8:57pm
The Boy’s team competed in the local Lego league championships last weekend.
December 11, 2011 - 9:07pm
The best performing community colleges aren’t necessarily those with the highest graduation or transfer rates; they’re those that consistently punch above their weight.
December 8, 2011 - 9:04pm
My condolences, once again, to everyone at Virginia Tech.
December 7, 2011 - 9:28pm
A longtime reader wrote me a mini-rant occasioned by frustration at an overwhelming pile of applications for a faculty position at his university.  As he characterized it, the vast majority of the applications weren’t even vaguely appropriate for the position, and he resented the loss of time in filtering through them all.  As he put it,
December 7, 2011 - 3:45am
Reading the academic blogosphere, you’d think there were only two kinds of faculty: tenure-track (or tenured)  and adjunct. But that’s not true.
December 6, 2011 - 3:43am
In response to yesterday’s piece about the lack of generational turnover in college leadership, a particularly thoughtful comment deserved a post in itself. "Shannon" wrote:
December 4, 2011 - 9:08pm
As an industry, we’ll be in serious trouble as long as it’s taboo to speak the truth.  The responses to these two pieces suggest that we aren’t yet ready to come to grips with reality.
December 1, 2011 - 10:17pm
Lego League is in the home stretch. TB’s team has its big competition soon, so it’s ramping up the practice schedule. The team meets in the coach’s garage, in which he has a massive robot obstacle course where his car should be. The team consists of a half dozen boys, all around ten or eleven years old.
November 30, 2011 - 9:54pm
Meet Dave.  Dave doesn’t exist, but his real-life counterparts do. 

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