Author Archives: hatshepsut

Is online teaching the future for elite university education??

Greetings all. I was recently reading an article by David Brooks in the New York Times, titled: The Campus Tsunami. Is there a tsunami taking place on college campuses? and now at the elite universities such as Harvard and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Famous statement by Pastor Niemoller

This was mentioned in class tonight and here are the details — Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. “First They … Continue reading Continue reading

An interesting resource: Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Greetings all. I found this link below and information about a journal that would be of interest to all of us.  A faculty member of the Political Science (PSCI) department here at VT is one of the editors, Professor C. … Continue reading Continue reading

Open Sesame

Greetings all – Holly recently wrote about how scholarly journals get articles from academics (whose time is paid for by their universities and in many cases by our tax money if it is a state university) and then turn around … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academic Publishing, gedivts12

Meet the new so-called “Leisure Class” in America = professors??

Greetings all.  We were discussing hours worked, salaries, and workload of professors in the PFP course and this issue came up of professors being considered the “new leisure class”?? Here is one of several articles about the so-called “new leisure … Continue reading Continue reading

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Paulo Freire and Empowerment of Women Workers in Morocco

Freire and his critical pedagogy philosophy were our guiding light in working with women workers at a canning factory in the city of Agadir on the Atlantic ocean in Morocco.  These women worked long days (14 hours or longer) in … Continue reading Continue reading

A resource to share: Listening to Students About Learning

Hello! here is a “new” idea listening to students about learning! I thought this related to what we were talking about in class on Wednesday.  I hope you find it of interest.  Thanks. Listening to Students About Learning Publisher: … Continue reading Continue reading

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Resource: Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century

The Formation of Scholars: Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century Publisher:San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publication Author:George Walker, Chris M. Golde, Laura Jones, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Pat Hutchings Abstract:This groundbreaking book explores the current state of doctoral education in the … Continue reading Continue reading

That Awful Monday

Greetings all – I had a most awful “OMG” or even more colorful descriptive words of dismay and upset moment or actually several moments in our last class when I realized that much work I did was lost, gone, disappeared … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Blogging 101

Blogging by a Technology Peasant 101

Greetings all -this is definitely a new medium (tool) for me to use.  I am a semi-regular “reader” of blogs particularly those dealing with the MENA region, human rights, labor and worker rights, etc… Yet, as an actual contributor to … Continue reading Continue reading

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