A devil’s dictionary of education keywords
Now I’d like to take a shot at applying Bierce’s satirical approach to educational terminology beyond technology. May it entertain, and all be forgiven.
Adjunct, n. 1. Literally, the typical faculty member in American academia. Etymologically, a small side dish supplemental to the main course. 2. The crowning delight awaiting a PhD in the 21st century. 3. Uber for higher education! 4. American English for the British expression “on the dole”. (See Tuition)
Athletics, n. pl. A strategy for attempting to gain, and succeeding in losing: imagined glories, needed dollars, alumni adoration, and needful students – in that order of priority and sequence. (See Tuition)
Class, n. The blinking horde that awaits us when we awaken. (See Tuition)
Communications, n. An intellectual field with…
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