Saturday, August 13, 2011

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend…

…or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere.

I’m now installed at Lindenwood University, and am looking down the barrel of orientation week (the coming week), and the first week of classes (the week after that). My last week was spent banging out a few things that slightly resemble syllabi, as well as unpacking my books and arranging them in my office. Of course, the past two weeks have been a marathon of errands trying to get the family settled into life here. There’s plenty more to be done on that count, however, as well as with preparing for classes. It will be an interesting semester… Hopefully I’ll resume actual blogging sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, here’s another set of links to amuse and inspire you.


Now some stuff from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

  • “We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading”

  • “Shame in Academic Writing”

  • “Handling Workplace/Classroom Disruptions”

  • “Faculty Immobility in the New Economy”

  • “The World Without Scholars: A Fable for Our Time”

  • “An E-Mail Experiment Helps a Duke Economist Ponder His Students’ Cheating Hearts”

  • If all that isn't enough for you, why not checking out the DET serials? The Gollwitzer series seems especially pertinent given recent events in the UK...

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