Category Archives: Beyond Tenure Track

Escape Workplace Hell with Erasogram®

Jean-Paul Sartre famously declared that “Hell is other people.”  And Dante constructed his Inferno by wedging like-minded souls into very close quarters.  You don’t have to attend the MLA Convention to see this principle in operation today.  Just think for … Continue reading

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Warrior Tales: the Story of Dave

What if you don’t get a job?  We’ve all heard horror stories of people driving cabs, working at Starbuck’s, or hanging around campus doing odd jobs; some medicate with dangerous drugs, or, in the worst cases, attempt suicide.  No one … Continue reading

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Rethinking (Academic) Success 3

The most obvious problem with success in the academy is that it moves in one way: success, in its conventional academic sense, leads one from lower- to upper-division courses, undergraduates to graduate students, general education to specialization, classroom work to … Continue reading

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A Writing Prompt

Write for five minutes about one person who you believe lives a convincing life in the academy. I’m grateful for John’s recent summary of our workshop in Victoria. I thought I would follow with this specific writing prompt for those … Continue reading

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