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GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe
July 19, 2011 - 9:30pm
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July 17, 2011 - 9:15pm
Lately, I have given the concept of fear a lot of thought. Take the mutilation of the Bangladeshi student by her husband, so well discussed and problematized here at University of Venus. When I read that story, I was filled with lots of strong emotions: anger, revolt, pity, even helplessness. And a little part of me, the one that involuntarily identified with the attacked woman, also felt fear. Fear that this may happen again, to more people, even to people like me.
July 16, 2011 - 8:45pm
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 16 July 2011University of Venus Around the Web:
July 14, 2011 - 9:31pm
When I opened the envelope that contained my tenure decision this past February, I wish I could say many incredibly deep thoughts went through my mind. But no, the only thought was, “I wonder if Starbucks is hiring.” Thank goodness I received tenure, because my local coffee shop had no need for another over educated, out of work barista that week.
July 12, 2011 - 9:45pm
What happens when your scholarship is considered a crime? When the state tries to stop you? What do you do when you know what you must write could potentially land you in jail? Do we have a responsibility to write, or is this purely a selfish endeavor?
July 10, 2011 - 9:00pm
It is the beginning of the summer period again when I am no longer teaching and when I take some time to assess how the year went. After my experiences in the classroom this year, I am convinced more than ever that teaching with the traditional methods of lecturing does not work anymore on the students of the new generation. I am afraid that the failure to realize this is likely to create a gap between professors and the students, and thus stand as an obstacle to success in our classrooms.
July 10, 2011 - 5:45am
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 9 July 2011Our writers: â— Lee Skallerup Bessette will be an Early College Mentor for area high school teachers offering college-level English courses. This is a pilot project and her role will be to support teachers and maintain academic rigour. She is hoping to use social media tools to create a community for the educators involved and encourage them to do the same in their classrooms.
July 7, 2011 - 8:45pm
July 5, 2011 - 8:30pm
As the US basks in the afterglow of July 4th fireworks, NASA counts down to its final shuttle launch, and the budget battle consumes Congress, I submit a last-minute plea to save global research and education from the chopping block. Independence need not mean isolation. Indeed, independence demands knowledge of the world for its survival.
July 4, 2011 - 8:15pm
Let’s take one piece of e-paper, optimistically opened on your computer’s desk. This is the beginning of any contemporary relationship with your words nowadays. (Once upon a time, I was still using classic paper but I discovered that it was too time consuming while collecting my notes from the computer - and as I’m always in a big hurry - I needed a radical improvement of my time management.) And, once done with this very simple operation, I start thinking about my next academic article and look for some good inspiration.
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