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January 27, 2012
A few follow-ups to issues that came up this week: In response to the “rejection” post earlier this week, one commenter suggested that ageism is rampant in faculty hiring.  S/he offered no particular evidence for the claim, but stated it as a sort of “everybody knows.”
January 26, 2012
UF architecture professor Charlie Hailey takes a soak at Banjiste.
January 26, 2012
In Math, we often talk of how a function behaves as a variable approaches limits at infinity.
January 26, 2012
Are you an exporter?  Do you sell your services or products to another country? Maybe you work for or teach in a program that has tuition paying students who live outside of nation in which you live. Perhaps your company sells ed tech services or products outside of our borders.
January 26, 2012
Last October, I gave a lecture at the Lifelong Learning Division of the School of Humanities at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). This was one of the ways I participated in the University of Venus Networking Challenge, where I was aiming to “go interdisciplinary” and “go international”.
January 26, 2012
WordPress has been mentioned several times on this blog. As a blogging platform, WordPress offers terrific functionality, ease of use, search engine optimization, accessibility, and it is free. The dot org version of WordPress is the self-hosted variety of the popular WordPress.com. Whenever I surf through a student affairs division’s website, I always think about how useful it would be if instead of a static site (content that rarely changes), we switched to a dynamic, content-rich, blog-based site.
January 26, 2012
Will extreme weather, fueled in large part by climate change, change politics? Will it change our society?
January 26, 2012
  Academic, professional, and personal cross-training will prepare advanced degree holders for a variety of post-graduation situations, including, but not only, employment outside of academia. In fact, based on my experience, cross-training can help one to land an academic position in a glutted academic job market. On the one hand, a diverse skill set might make increase one's attractiveness to search committees. On the other hand, a diverse skill set might create more job opportunities by expanding the kinds of positions for which an applicant can apply.  Cross-training, then, engenders the flexibility needed to navigate challenging employment climates. (As for cultivating the emotional strength and endurance for the job search, that's a different post for another time -- and one that I hope to write for GradHacker soon.)
January 26, 2012
Saturday January 28th is the first ever National Summit on Adjunct Faculty issues. Will it make a difference? 
January 25, 2012
President Obama has put higher education “on notice” that if we keep raising tuition, we’ll get our public funding cut. To which I say, huh?



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