Monthly Archives: April 2016

Jesuit U Professor against gay marriage = termination

Jesuit U Professor against gay marriage = termination

Last time around I discussed a tenured professor who may have, a little bit, violated protocol by naming someone in a blog post that could be interpreted as against gay marriage. Me: “I see here we’re putting in writing that 12 divided by 5 is 2.35. It’s actually 2.4.” Admin: “It’s policy.” –I really can’t […] … learn more→

The things you hate most about submitting manuscripts

The things you hate most about submitting manuscripts

A few days ago I asked the twittersphere what rubs people up the wrong way when it comes to submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed academic journals. Oh let us count the ways. From the irritation of having to reformat references to fit some journal’s arbitrary style, to consigning figures and captions to the end of a submission as […] … learn more→

Paraprofessionals could help solve bilingual teacher shortages

Paraprofessionals could help solve bilingual teacher shortages

In April 2014, Connecticut Governor David Malloy signed a proclamation to recognize the work of public school paraprofessionals. Like “Teacher Appreciation Day” coming up next week, the move meant to reserve time for honoring paraprofessionals’ contribution to student learning, in addition to teachers’. But, as with teachers, a designated appreciation day fails to do the […] … learn more→

Tenured faculty suspended for blog post

Tenured faculty suspended for blog post

Every few months I get some joker giving me grief for posting under a pseudonym; I’d reconsider, but every few weeks I get a reminder of how fragile the position of an educator in higher education is today. Marquette suspends controversial tenured faculty blogger whom last year it moved to fire. And university says he […] … learn more→

PhD to… start up?

PhD to… start up?

Do you have a doctorate? You are qualified to run a successful StartUp! I went to a public presentation recently which showed how advanced degree holders and PhDs were driving Startups in London. This inspired me. For once, a StartUp success story won’t have a dropped-out-of-university founder. While I applaud those that have managed the feat, […] … learn more→