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The Two Tier Future of Employment in UK Higher Education

From discussion of TeachHigher at the last meeting of the University of Warwick’s Board of Graduate Studies:

That ‘TeachHigher’ would eventually become the sole method of recruiting temporary academic staff within the University, noting its flexibility to meet both the requirements for appointing PGR students to undertake single/short term teaching duties, and filling longer-term temporary teaching appointments, with the aspiration to operate as a commercial franchise, akin to Unitemps;

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The Chronopolitics of Academic Civility

I noticed an unfamiliar precondition placed at the end of this interesting call for papers on Story’s Place In Our Lives:

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting.

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President of Imperial College London: "Professors are really like small business owners"

There was a fascinating interview with Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London, on radio 4 this morning in which she gave what I thought was a remarkable and revealing non-answer to a question about Stefan Grimm: 327 more words

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Context on First-Generation College Students

I have written several recent posts on first-generation college students, but I want to point out a useful piece of context on that subject.

Some top colleges have been touting self-reported statistics showing that their incoming classes have percentages of first-generation students in the ’teens. 254 more words


300 Words, 2 Minutes - New Site

Well, it looks like 300 Words, 2 Minutes is actually gonna be an idea that sticks around a while.

To save some wear and tear on my gentle… 64 more words


Meet us in Chicago: American Educational Research Association

By  Greg Britton

American education is a place of remarkable dynamism right now. The popular media is awash in stories that consider everything from the efficacy of how we test our children to how we fund our schools, or whether it is possible that those schools can even alleviate the effects of growing social inequality. 709 more words

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Constructing a sociological career in the accelerated academy

In the last year or two, I’ve been increasingly aware of the limitations of life planning. My own tendency towards planning is something I’ve come to experience as largely pathological. 855 more words

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