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By Kaisa Taipale on December 5, 2013
A thought-provoking post by Michael Tomasson (here) discusses the idea that a forthright discussion of the trials and tribulations (and joys!) of life in academia is dangerous to an aspiring academic’s job prospects. Is this true? Should these discussions all be held pseudonymously, so that honesty can’t be held against the participants? Is having a […]
By admin on November 25, 2013
This article discusses the economics of academia. It has an interesting comparison of systems in the US and Europe. One thing it fails to discuss is the impact of online education: how is the army of contract labor changing as teaching is made non-site-specific? How is the position of professors changing in response?