Ivory Tower

by Shari Dinkins FOR MOST APPLICANTS, the Hiring Committee is a mysterious entity. What happens behind the closed doors of a conference room on our own campus can affect hundreds of lives. Yet, the details of what is discussed cannot be revealed to candidates. After...

by Kimberley Glover AFTER TEACHING ON-LINE for four years, I have come to expect that my phone will ring several times on Sunday night around 11:30 p.m., just half an.

[private] by Nancy Fioritto Patete I AM, AMONG OTHER things, an adjunct instructor at a community college. Recently, the politics of my job got to me. This happened quite innocently.

by Chris Cumo WERE GOD AN Ivy Leaguer, his 11th commandment would be publish or perish. The words reverberate through academic libraries and archives. In the Darwinian competition for jobs and promotions, ostensibly.

by Chris Cumo RAMAN SUNDRUM BREATHES easily in the rarefied air of theoretical physics. He is a postdoc at Stanford University where, in collaboration with Princeton physicist Lisa Kendall, he has proposed that Einstein’s General Relativity predicts the existence of an extra dimension. We are familiar...

by Chris Cumo PBS ESSAYIST ROGER Rosenblatt fears in “Hello Mr. Chips” that the rise of universities.com will end “the tawdry, yet elevated professor-student affair.” He need not worry, for.

by Chris Cumo THE CRISIS OF underemployment for adjuncts stems from the collapse of the humanities. Ernie Benjamin of the American Association for University Professors notes that in the fall of 1998, 53 percent of English faculty were adjuncts compared to 32 percent in physics and...
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