The American Philosophical Association has announced that, starting in 2015-16, the annual meeting of its Eastern Division will no longer take place in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, but will instead take place at the end of the first full week of January. Meetings during the post-Christmas week were in the past a tradition for many humanities scholars, as the Modern Language Association, like the philosophers, met that week. The theory was that one could get good deals at conference hotels, and nobody would have classes scheduled.
But the MLA has switched its meeting to the first week in January for the last two years, and no longer has scholars complaining about having to cut short their family vacations. The philosophers surveyed members, and found strong support for such a shift. (The philosophy association has regional meetings rather than a single national conclave, but the Eastern meeting is the closest to a national meeting, and features job interviews for colleges from across the country.)
- Essay argues for revamping Pell Grant to protect the forgotten middle class
- Essay: Hauptman revise Pell to focus on neediest students
- Eastern Maine CC Suspends Athletics for 2015-16
- Is Romney Right about Full Sail University?
- Website gives professors a way of reaching out to prospective students
- ACPA credentialing program concerns student affairs professionals
- Academic Minute: Humans and Sustainable Development
- Colleges add new academic programs
Search for Jobs