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April 16, 2009 - 9:24pm
Patricia DeWitt makes a point which is entirely valid, at least if the expressions of a lot of staff folk at Greenback are to be believed. Twelve-month staff and 8- or 9-month faculty have entirely different peak demand periods.
April 16, 2009 - 6:54am
“If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable." –Horace Mann
April 15, 2009 - 11:17pm
A new correspondent writes: I was wondering if you could share some questions you might ask a chairperson candidate. Thank you.
April 14, 2009 - 11:07pm
    I'm beginning to think that anytime I'm stuck for an idea, I should just read Tim Burke. This piece on "Building the Teaching University" – to which I'm inexcusably late – is well worth reading if you haven't already. And it encapsulates nicely why I'm happy to stay in the community college sector.
April 14, 2009 - 8:16am
Little-known until now, the Tibetan Book of the Adjunct: Liberation Through Understanding in the Between provides spiritual guidance to those in the process of losing their jobs, due to ACT requirements being lowered by the college so students can be pushed through the system more rapidly and cheaply. It’s a terrifying time of transition between the state of employment and the darkness of food stamps for those not in the tenure stream, and after calling the adjunct by name, you should orient her as follows:
April 13, 2009 - 11:26pm
I read aloud in my classes a lot. In children’s lit, I explain that I want my students to experience the text as the child audience often does — as an oral performance. In my Victorian literature classes, I remind my students that many Victorian novels were family read-alouds, and I read short passages frequently to force us all to slow down, to pay attention to the details of scene-setting and dialogue that, reading for plot, we may skim through.
April 13, 2009 - 11:18pm
If I could give a single piece of advice to the new administrators out there, it would be to pay less attention to what you decide, and more to who gets to decide. And remember that speed kills. It seems like a simple enough point, but it took me years to figure out. Some of that had to do with context, but some of it was a function of visibility.
April 13, 2009 - 2:59pm
This year's winner of the Pritzker architecture prize, Peter Zumthor, has a rare ability to convey in words the spirit of buildings.
April 13, 2009 - 2:34pm
I'm fried. Oronte's fried. Anybody else getting near the end of their tether? (C'mon now. 'Fess up!) What is it about April?

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