I like how the structure of keyword and case studies make it possible to read the book in segments that are digestible. And intrigued by the structural implications of the secular blessing in the Onward section, I realize that such a collection of keywords and case studies serves as a secular book of hours to be revisited in any order that may appeal to the reader. The reader benefits from this generous spread of public and personal goods. Appreciate all the thought and labour that went into making it so.
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January 9, 2023 at 9:12 am
You may go into this further down, but organizational psychology has a lot to offer on these topics as well, especially when considering curiosity and learning as collaborative endeavors towards leadership vs. management.
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January 9, 2023 at 9:06 am
Agree with Katina here. How can those with privilege (tenured faculty, for example) offer to start the action and thereby encourage those for whom it is a real risk to join them?
January 9, 2023 at 8:38 am
Is there time to do a poll/survey/crowd-sourced questioning? Whenever I talk to students, grad and undergrad, for example, about changing the university, I learn SO much about their experiences and ideas, including micro-steps towards more productive engagement, care, building learning communities.
January 9, 2023 at 8:32 am
I would also recommend Brittney Cooper’s “Eloquent Rage” – more here:
January 9, 2023 at 8:23 am
Much agree with Janine here. Plus, how does care intersect with education, arguably the “deliverable” of a university or college? How do we care, how can we practice care within the context of teaching and learning – all of us?
October 25, 2022 at 11:44 am
Thanks, Katina. I feel much the same way. I’m going to hope that the revision process opens up some of those more lofty thoughts in ways that feel worth sharing!
October 25, 2022 at 11:37 am
Thank you both. The pressures of financial responsibility for others is HUGE and perhaps points to another way that financial sustainability presupposes the social…
October 25, 2022 at 11:33 am
Aww, thank you!
October 25, 2022 at 11:30 am
I’ve been pondering this, and definitely need to think this through. The US system is increasingly characterized by its extremes — the protections of tenure for a shrinking minority, and the gig economy for everyone else. There are a lot of degrees in-between, of course, but they’re far less visible, and those “protections of tenure” are in many places under serious attack. I’d like to know more about the kinds of general job protections that exist in the UK system, and how those operate with the specter of potential redundancy in the air…
October 25, 2022 at 11:25 am
Provocative but 100% true. The primary freedom provided by tenure is the freedom to say no, which causes lots of less-than-desirable tasks to roll downhill. (See below.)
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