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There Is No Academic “Profession”

A Post-Academic in NYC

Unless you’ve been buried under a draft of your unfinished dissertation for the last few days (or sleeping off your Christmas dinner and various related bouts of drunkenness), you’ve noted the blog/Twitter war that broke out between Rebecca Schuman (@pankisseskafka) and Claire Potter (@tenuredradical).

On her blog, Schuman justifiably took the UC Riverside English department to task for announcing they would contact applicants to be interviewed for a position in American Literature on January 3, a mere five days before the MLA conference at which such interviews would take place. Potter no likey Schuman’s post. She thought it was too rage-y.

I won’t go into the particulars of the argument because quite a number of people smarter than I have already weighed in on the matter, mostly in support of Schuman because, duh.

But I can’t resist expressing exasperation in response to Potter’s latest post. She deflected the issue that…

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AdjunctChat Topic Jan 7 ~ Goals for 2014


Twitter_ChatThe topic for the he first #AdjunctChat of 2014 is:

What are your (professional) goals for 2014?

Many people tend to think about goals at the beginning of the year, and while it often helps to consider if they are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely), it is more valuable to consider how they relate to the outcomes you want to achieve. Whether personal or professional or academic or what have you, considering what you want to accomplish this coming year can help you create a path for it.

Have you set any goals for 2014?

With this in mind, this #AdjunctChat will consider these questions:

Q1:  Have you established any goals or intentions for 2014?

Q2:  What goals did you set for yourself?

Q3:  Which of your goals are related to your professional work or advancement?

Our facilitator will be Jeffrey Keefer @JeffreyKeefer and we will meet on January…

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