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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.

September 18, 2011 - 9:18pm
Pinched, by Don Peck, makes me jealous as a writer. (Michael Lewis and Adam Gopnik have that effect, too.) It’s a discussion of the cultural impact of the Great Recession in the United States, with a particular focus on the middle class, but its major contribution is its discussion of masculinity and class.
September 15, 2011 - 9:51pm
If you have a kindle, or a kindle app, I really can’t recommend “The Gated City,” by Ryan Avent, highly enough. (It’s a “kindle single,” longer than an article but shorter than a book. English professors out there, what’s the nonfiction equivalent of a novella? I wouldn’t call it an “essay,” exactly. “Booklet” isn’t quite right. “Chapter” implies a larger whole, and “article” implies a larger volume. I’m stumped.)Although it wasn’t written with community colleges in mind, it explains a lot about the community college world.
September 15, 2011 - 3:58am
A new correspondent writesI work in the English department at a medium-sized but rapidly expanding community college in the Northeast. We are near a large-ish city, but we by no means have the draw of a New York, Boston, or Philadelphia.
September 14, 2011 - 3:56am
President Obama has proposed spending five billion dollars on building renovation at community colleges across America.
September 12, 2011 - 9:59pm
A returning correspondent writes:
September 11, 2011 - 9:57pm
An occasional correspondent writes:Our college has made some important strides in aligning long-term planning goals with our budgeting processes. The two issues, however, which seem to cause the most debate and discussion involve emergencies and opportunities.
September 8, 2011 - 9:51pm
I’ve been following with interest the stories about the Federal government trying to decide which measures to use to judge the performance of various community colleges against each other.Unfortunately, it appears that some of the measures chosen are far too simplified to give good information.
September 8, 2011 - 9:51pm
I’ve been following with interest the stories about the Federal government trying to decide which measures to use to judge the performance of various community colleges against each other. Unfortunately, it appears that some of the measures chosen are far too simplified to give good information.
September 7, 2011 - 10:17pm
September 7, 2011 - 3:51am
The AACC and League for Innovation conferences have both issued their calls for proposals for their Spring conferences. The conferences feature people from community colleges across the country, and at their best, they highlight useful discoveries and/or experiments.

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