Just signed the contract for the inclusion of my article on James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie in the volume Edward Albee and the Emergence of Difference and Diversity in US and World Theatre, 1950s-1970s to be published in a year by Routledge.
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My #cybersecurity students are front and center of RPI's social media today. Today is proud #professor day: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute_our-cybersecurity-research-lab-the-rensselaer-activity-7133162229129961472-WN-7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
I'd like to leave academia (in the US). Why? Hope.
As in, I don't have much, anymore, career-wise. I started with all the hopes and dreams many early academics have--and I achieved a few of them--then my first university underwent a catastrophic top-down "reorganization" resulting in poor work-life quality, increased management power abuse, and lots of stress.
so I moved to a different school (also this was for family reasons). This one has been an extreme disappointment. Management policies and practices have meant that very few people can ever leave this job: there are few or no resources to keep scholarship alive while workload creep (and occasional top-down mandates to increase teaching loads) mean that serious scholarship is difficult or impossible without support.
I've been a strong advocate for faculty/shared governance, including being active with the (watered-down) union, university Senate (we don't even have a true faculty Senate), and negotiations teams. I'm pretty sure I've been targeted by administration for retaliation: two sabbatical applications in a row rejected at the top (glowing praise in all other review bodies) with no justification and a refusal to provide comments. I can't get on any policy-relevant committees--once one of the provostitos (assistant or assoc or something) laughed out loud in a Senate meeting when I volunteered for something. And basic stink-eye in hallways, etc.
I'm never going to get a sabbatical. Never going to become a full professor. Definitely never going to get a teaching award, no matter how innovative or effective my classes are. Innovation and effective teaching are effectively punished in a variety of ways, actually; the path to teaching awards is "shamelessly do whatever you can to maximize student evaluation numbers and avoid all student complaints."
I'll never achieve any serious scholarship goals. We had a fairly pathetic grants office (the one grant officer had no experience with grants and spent more time googling "how to..." than I did, the two times I spent my summers grinding away at NIH or NSF grants). The workload is simply unsustainable, and definitely incompatible with research. There is effectively no internal research funding, no travel funding, and a complex structure of culture and bureaucracy that makes ambitious research a deeply frustrating prospect.
In my second year (after writing a federal grant, getting two research projects going, mentoring 20 or so undergrad researchers, serving on various committees, and teaching a full load) I got a consulting gig with a local social services agency, as an evaluator for a federal implementation grant. I asked at two levels in the school about the possibility of getting a course release to do the work well and build the agency-university partnerships the agency had proposed (they would have been very cool). I was told no, we are a tEaChInG uNiVeRsItY so we don't get course releases.
Unless you're in the bio department. Or chemistry. Or music. Or dance. Or theater. Or English. Or chair of a committee the administration really likes. Or directing a program the administration asked you to create. Or about 30 other reasons. Needless to say, that consulting job ended without any meaningful impact on how the university served its students or community.
So I'm done. I have no hope. My lack of hope is, as far as I can tell, 100% rational. The institution, or at least my role in it, is in a systemic state that will fully prevent me from achieving my scholarship, teaching, service, shared-governance, or career goals.
After several months of surveying the job market for data science/researcher positions in industry and nonprofit spaces, I honestly think I'll be much happier there, so that's my current goal.
One thing will suck a lot: In the past 2 years I've stopped grinding away at teaching and research tasks over winter and summer breaks, and now I have more time with my daughter, as well as more personal time, especially in the summer. It will be unpleasant to work where I get "up to 20 days off a year!"
It will, however, be quite lovely to work in a place with the possibility of recognition of my work, and the chance to do work that could positively impact someone. In the process I hope to earn enough money that my kid will get tuition paid for in college.
Anyway, now I have some hope, again. It's not located in my current job or institution (despite the fact that I always get some excellent students, and student-collaborative research is always deeply satisfying). I have hope that I might accomplish a few things on my list if I go somewhere else.
Had office hours with a student today about a paper due tomorrow. He was most concerned about a paragraph that might be confusing. It was the clearest and most honest thing he has written - from the heart as much from the brain.
And it had me wondering about how we teach writing that when students finally write truthfully and beautifully they can’t recognize it for what it is.
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I think this is really cool. One of the fun things I get to do every semester is be the coach and sponsor of our #cybersecurity CTF teams here at #RPI. One of the major CTFs we compete in is the National Cyber League, which gets about 10,000 participants each semester.
This semester, we ranked FIRST in the nation out of the 521 colleges and universities that participated. Many of the best places to study cybersecurity in the world participate in the NCL, and it is my students who stand alone at the top.
This is obviously the students' success and not my own. Still feels good.
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Dear fellow travelers in #academia I’ve - as we all have - been in some bullshit meetings in my time. But today was the running of the bullshit at Pamplona. An admin actually got up and gave a whole presentation on how assessment is “meaningful”. No one was buying what was on sale at all. At all.
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Finally figured out to films for my African-American Cinema class next semester (and a number of good ones didn’t make it):
Shaft (original), Buck and the Preacher, Do the Right Thing, Mississippi Masala, Malcolm X, Poetic Justice, Madea Family Reunion, Selma, Fences, Get Out, BlackKKlansman, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Moonlight, and Black Panther.
#professor #LitStudies #filmstudies #academia
👋 Neu an der Hochschule: Dr. Florian Kramer wurde von der #PHHeidelberg zum #Professor für #Psychologie bei #Gehörlosen und #Schwerhörigen berufen. Er wird am Institut für #Sonderpädagogik in der Abteilung #Hörgeschädigtenpädagogik forschen und in den #lehramt|sbezogenen Studiengängen lehren.
🤗 Die #PHHeidelberg hat Dr. Marco Dräger zum #Professor für #Geschichte und ihre #Didaktik berufen. Am Institut für Gesellschaftswissenschaften wird er in der Abteilung Geschichte ab sofort forschen und in den lehramtsbezogenen Studiengängen lehren.
“(…) college professors are like actors; they have their individual idiosyncrasies, their jealousies and personal superiorities. They do not think of themselves as a class; each one thinks of himself as something impossible to duplicate.”
Upton Sinclair, The goose-step – 1923, p 458.
Today was Honors Convocation at dear old #RPI. It's one of my favorite days of the academic year; we get to celebrate the best of the best of what are already the best students anywhere in the world. I always make it a point to be part of the faculty procession, so that I can be there to see all my students get honored.
And I get to brag even more about my students; we (ITWS) are a small program and we had 4 students receive RPI's top student honor today, which goes to less than 1% of all students. I already know ITWS students are the best of the best, but seeing us punch so far above our weight all day every day and seeing it pay off at events like this make it all worth it. So proud of my students.
This week on Embedded, we spoke to Marian Petre about her research on how to make software developers better at developing software.
Listen here ( https://embedded.fm/episodes/462 ) or in your favourite podcast app.
Thank you to Nordic and Memfault for sponsoring Embedded!
This week on Embedded, we spoke to Marian Petre about her research on how to make software developers better at developing software.
Listen here ( https://embedded.fm/episodes/462 ) or in your favourite podcast app.
Thank you to Nordic Semiconductor and Memfault for sponsoring Embedded!
Listen here ( https://embedded.fm/episodes/462 ) .
Here are some alternate show titles that were in the running:
- “Stop Typing”
- “Limited by Our Imaginations”
- “Make the Translation Step”
- “Spontaneously High Performing”
- “A Marmite Book”
Which would you have gone for?
Listen here ( https://embedded.fm/episodes/462 ) or wherever you get your podcast!
“Initially, it was for survival, but the second time, it became a defection against the #politics of the regime,” Kim told NK News.https://www.nknews.org/2023/10/a-north-korean-defectors-long-journey-from-prison-to-the-halls-of-academia/
FEATURE: The path to becoming a #university #professor is rarely easy for any #student, but it was especially difficult for Kim Seong-ryeol, a #NorthKorean #defector who escaped not once but twice in pursuit of #education and #freedom.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Arizona #HigherEducation #Entertainment #Drag #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
Remember David #Cameron's "#Nudge Unit"? It may have all been based on manipulated data. With the suspension of a highly paid #Harvard #professor, and other accusations of data fraud and academic misconduct, the field of behavioral #economics is facing heavy criticism.
#VincentPompei, an #assistant #professor at #SanDiego #StateUniversity, and #EmilyFisher, a #professor in the #school #psychology #program at #LoyolaMarymount #University, discuss recent #California #legislation that increases #support for #LGBTQ #youth in #schools
Did you know that
** Hannes Mühleisen **
of #DuckDB fame gives his inaugural lecture today, to celebrate accepting his chair on Data Engineering at Radboud University in The Netherlands?!
Congratulations Prof. Hannes Mühleisen 👨🎓, and looking forward to your lecture, "The Ancient Art of Data Management".
Your @Radboud_uni colleagues are very proud to welcome you, a contemporary database icon, into our house.
Livestream (3.45 pm) at https://weblectures.ru.nl/permalink/l1253ba88849cdgjdfbs/iframe/
#AskFedi Does anyone know any #ComputerScience #professor, preferably in the #US, that is involved in the field of #privacy, #MachineLearning applications or other #ethical #tech (no order of preference, and not exclusive either: other relevant fields are OK) that is recruiting prospective #master students? Boost for reach is appreciated!
Great day #today. I had a big grant get funded letting me work with a fantastic new #professor from #TrentUniversity, Autumn Watkinson, on #meadow #restoration. I got nice reviews back on a paper lead-authored by my former PhD student Jody Daniel. I taught my first lecture this fall and the whole #class promised to do their assigned #readings before each #lecture. #academicchatter @academicchatter
This semester, I'm teaching Ursula K. LeGuin's short short story, "She Unnames Them."
I'm curious as to how my students will react.
And even if they have the critical thinking abilities to be able to identify the setting and main characters.
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#FabianNelson, a 38-year-old #realtor from #Byram, prevailed over #RoshundaHarrisAllen, an #education #professor at #TougalooCollege and #alderwoman in #Byram. #Republicans did not field a #candidate for the #generalelection, so Nelson will go on to #represent the #district.
It's a while since I've done an #Introductions #ConnectionList #TwitterMigration post, where I use my large reach to more richly connect the #Fediverse :fediverse: by finding interesting accounts you may wish to follow.
That's all for today, please do share great people to follow, so we can curate our wonderful communities here ❤️
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Exploring Covid-19 education to support vaccine confidence amongst the general adult population with special considerations for healthcare and long-term care staff: A scoping review
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#psychology #counseling #socialwork #psychotherapy @psychotherapist @psychotherapists @psychology @socialpsych @socialwork @psychiatry #mentalhealth #psychiatry #healthcare #depression #psychotherapist #research #academia #university #scholarship #journal #journalarticle #professor
Calling all folks who work in #academia - if you want to help with the #ClimateCrisis this is a good article to read to get started. Might not fit your situation exactly, but it could lead to inspiration.
This shift from Blackboard to Canvas is really stressful.
The platforms aren't really all that different. Some things have different names, or are located in different places. Some new concepts have to be mastered.
But it's impossible to migrate a whole course, so you have to learn how to migrate quizzes & other content, & then rebuild everything else from scratch.
They should give us a stipend for this crap.
So, it's been a while since I did an #Introduction #ConnectionList #TwitterMigration post where, I find interesting people for you to follow on #Mastodon, and use my reach to more closely connect the #Fediverse :fediverse:
@drwaus is the new official account for Digital Rights Watch in Australia (h/t to all the good work Sam @floreani is doing in this space - don't forget to catch her #keynote at @email@example.com later this month!)
In the time it took a Texas A& M #professor to drive home from a #lecture on the opioid crisis, a #student complaint wound its way through the bureaucracy to threaten her #academicfreedom & #FreeSpeech #FirstAmendment rights, and her career was put on ice. There’s a reason for this speedy dispatch of her freedoms, and so much more to this story. Read it & despair. #highereducation
** While proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable, it is not a requirement.
A quick #introduction: I am a #philosophy #professor working in #PhilosophyofScience especially the #geosciences & #paleo. I toot mostly about #academic things related to #philsci #histsci & #science that I find interesting. I live in #Boston, am a #mom of 2, & teach at #BostonUniversity. I also like to share #photos of #nature, #sunsets, #sailing, #travel, etc. Thanks for following! 🤎🦣
What are some of your favorite #education hashtags for use on Mastodon? Here are a few. See the complete list online here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1beJHWsuB0MJDMqeg_q8pBRWRdQImY-n8E6PttoJLFaM/edit#gid=1361110101
Hi folx! It's been a minute since I did one of my #ConnectionList #Introduction #TwitterMigration posts, where I hand-pick accounts that you might like to follow, using my reach to more richly connect the #Fediverse :fediverse:
Dr @josephguillaume is a #researcher at the @ANUFennerSchool where he specialises in #model-based #science and #decision support. Joseph was a key contributor to the @AlgFuturesLab series of workshops 👋 🇦🇺
That's all for today!
So, please meet:
Hello, updated #introduction!
I work in #experimental #poetics, speculative fiction, digital-visual collage, and hybrid works that blend the textual with the digital (including experimental film, #videogames, glitched imagery, and AI generated artwork).
I'm also an avid D&D player and Dungeon Master.
Welcome, new followers!
🎬 "Educating Rita" (1983) is a Pygmalion-ish comedy starring #MichaelCaine and #JulieWalters as a Lit. Professor who loves his drinks and a working-class hairdresser looking to improve her lot, Both won 1984 #BAFTA Awards for their performances.
A maybe-forgotten gem worth adding to your watch-list.
I've moved here from HOME.social. I should make a new #Introduction, but (sorry) I'm going to recycle the one I already had (♻️) I have been a #conservator-restorer for enough years to understand that everything needs care. Now I'm a #university #professor and I'm even more aware of the effort to keep things going so they don't fall apart. I am interested in many subjects but especially #CulturalHeritage in a very broad sense, and especially in the #Political sense. Happy to be in #Mastodon and to share some ideas. I am also a #SciFi reader and a #TeaDrinker
Still learning who I am. 😂
#Introduction Born on #TurtleIsland on land stolen from the #Kalapuya tribe. #PNW "native," #SettlerColonialist, lover of #art, #music, #poetry, & #cinema. Call me #Socialist, #Christian, #privileged, perhaps #Buddhist, lover of #books, #married, #parent, #friend, #laborer, #manager, & #gourmand. Also, an amateur #screenwriter, #trivia collector & holder of 4 #college degrees. Used to be a #photographer, #professor, #TelevisionDirector, & #FactoryWorker. Wondering what I'll be when I grow up. 😂
We have a new center to assist faculty with pedagogy, and the folks there keep urging us to “go where the students live”. And I’m really not trying to be an old curmudgeon about this, but isn’t the point of #college to expand the horizons of students? In other words, shouldn’t they come to where the professors live? I know that can be difficult at times, but isn’t that also the point?
#professor #academia #academicmastodon #academicchatter @academicchatter
It's been a while since I've done a #ConnectionList #Introduction #FollowFriday post, where I use my large follower count to more richly connect us, so here's some folx you might like to follow on the #Fediverse :fediverse:
That's all for today, don't forget to share your own #ConnectionList so we can connect the :fediverse: more richly ❤️
We haven't had a formal introduction.
Hi, I'm Dan!
I have a PhD in #IOPsych, which means I study people at work. I try to use that study help work be better for people..
Based in #QueensNY, I bake bread for stress relief, and enjoy building lego and robots with my son.
Good morning folx of the #Fediverse :fediverse: In today's #ConnectionList #Introduction #FollowFriday post, where I use my large follower count to more richly connect us together, I'd like you to meet:
@macarenaquiroga is into #linguistics, #education and #CognitivePsychology and #Rstats, and works as a #TheCarpentries instructor. The Carpentries is a volunteer movement to provide researchers with digital and #DevOps skills to help them with their research.
Don't forget to create your own lists of folks to follow ❤️
This spoof pharmaceutical video from ASU encouraging kids to go to office hours is hilarious. I laughed out loud! (It may be funnier to people who have been professors than to others.)
I saw it in Lynne Murphy's newsletter.
Good evening :fediverse:! In this edition of the #ConnectionList, where I post #introduction #introductions to help people with the #TwitterMigration and to more richly connect the Fediverse, I'd like you to meet:
That's all for tonight, don't forget to share your own #ConnectionList! ❤️
From space weathering to lunar soils, Dr. Michelle Thompson is actively furthering our knowledge about the universe. She not only knows about meteors and meteorites, she teaches professionals how to handle and research these interstellar objects. We caught up with her to learn about what these “Shooting Stars” are and where they come from.
#meteor #shootingstar #womeninSTEM #womeninscience #planetary #professor #education #edutooter #science #learning
Hi all! I’m a new user getting acclimatized to mastodon. I’m a #chemist and #professor of #chemistry at #queensu in #canada and editor in chief of #acscatalysis. Interests include #science #covid #climateEmergencey #nature and #snark. Looking forward to transitioning here from the bird site. Hoping I can indulge my passion for ridiculous gifs while educating myself and getting to know great ppl. Thanks all. #introductions #chemiverse