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Parker Palmer (Courage to Teach): renew professional life, grtr humanity in institutions http://is.gd/3clF4 | chk out The New Professional
now following @facultyconnect -- a forum for sharing faculty initiatives
following #pod09 -- what do faculty expect from the faculty/faculty developer interaction? what do they need? colleagues or clinicians?
@tanya_roth would like to hear more about your Women in Academia event if you have a chance to tweet about it at some point!
@tanya_roth we've been talking abt holding such an event for our women Humanities majors for a few years, so anything is useful -- thanks.
others doing anything re: mentoring women undergraduates? events focused on preparing them for academic/professional life? #women #highered
@tanya_roth Ms. Mentor's bk is good for grads. could've used more of it myself. wld like that for my ug's even if they don't do grad school.
#MLA: productivity in #humanities shld be "redefined to emphasize intellectual quality and value impact in the field"; http://is.gd/4T48U
Back to The Last Professors: there is no crisis in the humanities. It's always been like this. Competition=corporatization
Teaching in post-Web 2.0 world: engaging w/knowledge in process; education is "present progressive" http://bit.ly/bAEZZr (via @johnmjones)
MLA President's Column: Beyond the Dissertation Monograph http://is.gd/8275Y | ethically imperative, necessary to the humanities profession
listened to intervu w Jaron Lanier http://is.gd/86vve | struck by his claim that Web 2.0 strips users of "dignity", ideas are trivialized.
On my way to a roundtable for new faculty: If I knew then what I know now, now that I have tenure.
RT @drnels: If you cd offer 1 piece of advice to a newly-tenured faculty member, what wd it be? (for a future @ProfHacker post; pls RT) 1/2
Don't be surprised by ambivalence you feel: anger, burn-out, resentment - you can have your 5-yr post-tenure plan and still feel at sea 2/2
@drnels You're welcome -- it's a great idea for a post, and I look forward to reading it. Thanks for doing it!
I esp agree w/ TR's take on Menand's writing abt gen ed @TenuredRadical on Menand's _Marketplace of Ideas_ http://bit.ly/dnupl0 via @mkgold
RT @loriemerson: modernism tweeps: recs for hashtags or lists to follow? trying to rope another mod colleague into getting on twitter
@loriemerson I'll be at MSA, wld love to mt yr colleague @jdrouin @cforster @erinsells @Obridge @Fernham @irvined @wpwend42 grt mod tweeps
.@nouveau_library has hit on why the #highered debate is getting so heated: "comments show many people have no clue what a university is"
Agreed: @readywriting @nouveau_library I think a lot of people inside #highered (admin, students) don't understand what highered is
. @HerzogIND @readywriting @nouveau_library I take issue w much of the debate but agree more transparency is necessary #highered
.@nouveau_library @HerzogIND Yes. My frustration w the convo is ppl think one size fits all. Also I still believe in the life of the mind.
Yes! Part of a great cluster of essays in this wknd's NYT Bk Rev: RT @debbieg: Why Lit Crit Matters, by Katie Roiphe http://nyti.ms/gGdkHD
Great tweets right now from @MHarrisPerry on hiring issues and asking for what you're worth as a woman in #academe. (via @fernham) #ff
Scholars in the humanities let themselves get "offended by the very need to justify their relevance" RT @universityboy http://bbc.in/fWNjN1
In this roundup James Fallows tries to make sense of recent #highered doomsaying: RT @newsfromtengrrl: The Atlantic http://hoki.es/gzBdV5
Excited and honored to be giving the keynote at the Sigma Tau Delta induction ceremony at DeSales University today! #englishmajor
Just awarded the College English Assoc. Lifetime Membership Award for work as editor of The CEA Forum. Pretty bowled over and grateful.
Thinking about panels/roundtables at the next CEA on professionalism: giving papers, dealing w/journals, #jobmarket. Ideas for topics?
Interesting, esp. surge in creative writing interest. 10 College Admissions Trends - Daily Beast http://yhoo.it/e7tDjq #englishmajor
Elected chair of the English department yesterday. Advice? Suggestions? Resources? / cc @mlaconvention @ProfHacker @womeninhighered
And thanks to @jbj and @mkgold for congrats and @jmcclurken's @ProfHacker "Open Letter to 2010-11's New Dept Chairs" http://bit.ly/hhqdPH
Great suggested rdg for new chairs! Thanks for tip and congrats! RT @womeninhighered: 2 suggestions: http://ow.ly/4yBxM http://ow.ly/4yByq
Just shared this @chronicle piece by @EliseBlackwell on MFA application etiquette w/a colleague: http://bit.ly/eRG3VF #englishmajor #writing
Excellent response to #cccc11 news abt research papers, why students have trouble. MT @GeorgeOnline @ProfHacker http://ow.ly/4Ab6l +
.@betajames is tweeting some excellent responses to the "Death to HS English" piece in Salon: http://shar.es/Hueyg / check him out. #FYCchat
@mary_churchill @gdnhighered @triciaking1 @qui_oui @equalityinhe @anamariadutceac Wonderful!Thank you! Let's Keep the conversation going!
Good stuff here! RT @UVenus: Promoting Women's Leadership in #highered -Great summary of our conversation @GdnHigherEd http://bit.ly/ik0xiO
Like the bigger Qs this raises abt work/life in academe: Profs and Social Media from @chronicle http://bit.ly/k2KiCK (via @tcarmody)
.@jmcclurken Your @ProfHacker post for new chairs has been a wonderful resource, esp. as I look forward to a new year. Thank you!
More good #highered stuff: Join the @UVenus Networking Challenge @insidehighered http://t.co/DsXcUdQ New year's resolution! Please RT. +
Networking challenge from @UVenus says go interdisciplinary, international, out into the community: make connections for a new semester! -
Have a mtg next wk to discuss fac dev wrt women and leadership. Thoughts? @UVenus @mary_churchill @readywriting @janniaragon @literarychica
TY @Fernham for thoughts on women/leadership dev'mt. Need to address both life of the mind and actual demands of life, and not separately.
.@janniaragon Thanks re: peer mentoring for women/leadership. Getting outside dept=solidarity, bigger picture, convo on shared issues.
of course! “@janniaragon: @janineutell And, discuss issue of women sitting at assoc rank for too long!”
@mary_churchill @readywriting @janniaragon @literarychica @Fernham Hmm. focus here is women leaders fr the faculty + inst leadership +
@mary_churchill @readywriting @janniaragon @literarychica @Fernham how to take what we know re disc, translate into inst context. -
@Fernham @mary_churchill @readywriting @janniaragon @literarychica How about #femlead? For future use too.
Great. Moving out of svc into leading “@Fernham: @mary_churchill @readywriting @janniaragon @literarychica Teach diff bw svc/lead #femlead
@mary_churchill @jovanevery @literarychica @Fernham Wonder about a lab model for the humanities. Collaboration, support, feedback. #femlead
Impromptu chat on women and leadership this morning. Follow #femlead and chime in: support, suggestions for dev/promo, ideas (h/t @Fernham)
Wknd TY to @literarychica @jovanevery @mary_churchill @Fernham @janniaragon for thoughtful #femlead chat yesterday. Ideas for my Wed mtg!
@literarychica @fernham @mary_churchill @janniaragon @brendabethman I thought abt this this a.m. Move to email and plan? Hosting, day/time?
Exciting development! “@brendabethman: tell me abt #femlead? @nwsawcc has been thinking abt starting Twitter chat. Wonder if we join forces?
Great mtg this a.m. to talk abt women and leadership; high praise from one of our admins for @UVenus! mentoring, research, support #femlead
Rly moving article. via @UChicagoPress: the humanities, teaching literature, relevance to #highered http://t.co/pLdANA0N
Fav'ing comments about claim/thesis/evidence/purpose to share w/my Gen Ed committee. We're working on critical thinking. #engchat
@adelinekoh @janineutell Thanks! It's a group effort. @UVenus is a leader and Janine is our rock star #femlead launch host and mastermind!
Thanks for RTs re: #femlead: @adelinekoh @ComicsGrid @GenaRae81 @bonstewart @ani2tall @lizgloyn @ejlp @ptaggart @UVenus 2/28 at 2pm EST!
Thanks to @hummingbird604 @cunycommons @ernestopriego @sarahthesheepu for #femlead RTs and mentions.
Thanks! MT @adelinekoh: Announcing #femlead : twitter resource abt women in #highered from @uvenus w/ @janineutell http://t.co/UAiR7Gx0
MT “@mary_churchill: #femlead -Twitter chat launch features @UVenus @ProfHacker blogger, @janineutell. Tuesday at 2pm http://t.co/DLYDdZAj”
Heading back to PHL from @aacu #gened12. Good ideas to take back to English re: using data to build skills, habits of thought. #highered
If you'd like some #femlead reading on service v. leadership: via @GdnHigherEd http://t.co/J5FHOVyx and @InsideHigherEd http://t.co/hAnXM3Gg
RT @janineutell: leadership = creating something new, self-generated. sometimes needing to create a space for that to happen. How? #femlead
RT @jovanevery: Thanks to @janineutell for moderating the first #femlead chat. Looking forward to more. #femlead
Just commented! RT @mary_churchill: Holy motivational force, Batwoman! Reflections on first #femlead chat @lizgloyn http://t.co/PLZFt9ht
Did you miss the first first #femlead chat (like me)? Recap here: http://t.co/SFWI0zme Thanks @mary_churchill @lizgloyn @janineutell et alia
do women shape themselves via SoMe? Cc @UVenus MT @MRGottschalk @ForbesWoman: Are you the same woman online and off? http://t.co/JeGU7bKV
Re last tweet from @ForbesWoman: women, identity, social media...possible #femlead topic? Being strategic, being who you are, prof/personal.
@enortee @mrgottschalk @forbeswoman @uvenus Agreed. Ppl make mistake of not considering audience, purpose w/SoMe. All forms not equivalent.
Doing a live chat tomorrow @GdnHigherEd on #highered leadership! 12-2 GDT/7-9 am EST: http://t.co/a43XR5kp
"If our purpose is to add to knowledge, then task of leaders is to further that purpose." @janineutell #HElivechat
#Word RT @GdnHigherEd "If our purpose is to add to knowledge, then task of leaders is to further that purpose." @janineutell #HElivechat
Putting together a workshop on social media/ #HigherEd wonkery and policy (not teaching). Suggestions? Talking points? Readings? #fb
Reading this forum to design our #SoMe #highered workshop @WidenerUniv: Pedagogical Ethics in a Digital Age | @HASTAC http://t.co/yhj9eVW5
Used this in a wkshp last week; great stuff MT @HASTAC: Ethics of the 21st Century Classroom: Best Digital Practices http://t.co/qqP6EJEW
Sad to miss #femlead b/c of a grt mtg w/former student. Fave Q: are we not prepared for "on demand" writing when we hit the profession? +
Can we learn something from "accidental creatives"/"makers" wrt on-demand writing? Sometimes best opps for thinking/productivity? #femlead
Purpose of leadership? Facilitating knowledge via research/teaching. MT “@GdnHigherEd: on leadership in #highered: http://t.co/21ZctqTS
thanks @GdnHigherEd and Eliza for having me on the leadership chat! #highered