What we (don’t) talk about when we talk about adjuncting

By Ryan Donovan|March 27, 2015|Reflection|7 comments

I came across this wonderful post from The New Yorker about the adjunct problem and thought it could spark a good conversation. Have you come out to your students as an adjunct? Coming out as an adjunct is necessary. Your students may not pay any attention to whether your job title is instructor, assistant professor or distinguished professor. Like the author of the New Yorker piece, I did not realize

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Brookings on (among other things) Student Engagement

By Hilarie Ashton|March 27, 2015|Of interest, Reflection|0 comments

The Brown Center at Brookings has released their 2015 Report on American Education. There’s a lot to delve into, but I wanted to offer (and solicit!) some thoughts on their student engagement findings. (I linked the full report above, but you may want to dive directly to the Student Engagement summary.) Here’s what grabbed me the most: “Let’s conclude by considering the advantages that national-level, difference in difference analyses provide

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Mapping Brooklyn (Exhibit)

By Hilarie Ashton|March 27, 2015|Events of Interest, Mapping, Of interest|1 comments

I came across this cool-looking exhibit and thought folks might be interested. Also, if anyone wants a field trip, let me know and I’ll send out a Doodle poll! Mapping Brooklyn From the exhibit description: “A prime impetus for visual artists has been to better understand and interpret the world around them.  In contemporary practice, artists observe, collect, explore, interact, depict, and diagram.  Cartographers follow similar impulses in seeking to

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