Archive for December 2013

Photo by Nathan Walls
Photo by Nathan Walls

Higher Ed

Professionalism, Citizenship, and the Problem of University Gover­nance

Julia M. Wright

There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about the pressures reshaping universities: the emergence of the corporate university, the increase in upper-level administrative appointments, the sharp shift toward sessional labor and the concomitant loss of tenure lines, the relentless raising of tuition fees as class sizes creep up as well (or expand exponentially in MOOCs), and myriad other responses . . .

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Photo by omnipics

Curriculum

The New Mission and Location of United States Spanish Depart­ments: The Mount Holyoke College Experi­ence

Rogelio Miñana

The Spanish depart­ment at Mount Holyoke College has in the last six years pro­foundly transformed itself. It merged with the college’s Latina/o and Latin American studies programs to form a new academic unit possibly unique in the United States, while it thor­oughly recon­figured its major. . . .

Photo by Denis Jacquerye
Photo by Denis Jacquerye

Workplace

Faculty Members, Accom­modation, and Access in Higher Education

Stephanie L. Kerschbaum and Others

In January 2012 the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) issued a report titled Accommodating Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities, and in January 2013 the presi­dential theme of the MLA convention was Avenues of Access, calling attention to disability and access, broadly conceived, in higher education. . . .

Photo by Dena Michele Rosko
Photo by Dena Michele Rosko

Graduate Studies

Superliteracy in the Age of Information: Preparation for Higher Discourse (PHD)

Joseph R. Urgo

The amount of edu­cation required to prepare a human being for meaningful, effective interaction with the information infrastructure that undergirds the contem­porary social order has increased exponentially in the last seventy-five years. . . .
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