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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.

August 9, 2007 - 7:31am
A savvy correspondent writes:
August 8, 2007 - 8:44am
A new correspondent writes:
August 7, 2007 - 6:51am
This originated as a private email exchange, but after it developed, my correspondent asked me to post it to the blog for a wider range of feedback, so here goes.A newly-relocated correspondent writes:
August 6, 2007 - 6:57am
I'm not proud of this, but a few nights ago TB and I were reading Pirates Past Noon, an installment in the Magic Tree House series, and I dissolved into helpless laughter when I saw the heading for chapter 4: “Vile Booty.”I had to make up a cover story, fast.Last weekend we saw The Niece, who is now seven months old. She's a cutie, with those ice-blue eyes that only little kids and movie stars have. My brother – her father – and I had a long talk about the various shocks of fatherhood, not the least of which is the lack of a phase-in.
August 3, 2007 - 7:52am
A prospective college student writes:I'm about to start my college career as a freshman at our local community college and today, while searching for articles on community college, I came across your blog. As all my friends are beginning to leave for their four year schools and meet their roommates and have their orientations, now, more than ever, I realize how many of those experiences I won't to get to have. To quote the beginning of an essay in Chicken Soup for the College Soul called College Talk...
August 2, 2007 - 7:21am
A new correspondent writes:
August 1, 2007 - 7:07am
A returning correspondent writes:Well, here I am having just completed my first year as a tenure track faculty member at a community college and excited for next year. I've accomplished a lot last year and I had a very positive first year review (thanks for the help on writing my tenure plan last year, by the way, and thanks to your readers too!). I feel like I'm ready to have another good year but I figured that since you've given such good advice in the past I might be due for a check-up.
July 31, 2007 - 7:16am
I don't usually do back-to-back posts on the New York Times, but this Sunday's issue provided atypically fine fodder.According to this article, more colleges and universities are setting different tuition levels for different majors.
July 30, 2007 - 8:32am
According to this article in the New York Times, the question of nerd-dom is finally starting to receive a tiny fraction of the attention it deserves.
July 27, 2007 - 6:45am
A tenured, Canadian correspondent writes:

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