Category Archives: pfps2012

Being Faculty

So the first week of the semester in PFP, we had to quickly write down what we thought it meant to be a faculty member.  Looking back at it, I must have really been in a bad mood: A faculty … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Price of Academic Writing

In NMFSS yesterday, Gail made this excellent point regarding scholarly articles:  “We pay you a little bit to write your article and then we pay a *lot* to the publisher to get it back!” She’s absolutely right.  Our colleges and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Courtesy?

I like to think I’m pretty good at figuring out when I have offended people and am fairly willing to apologize immediately.  My mouth often goes faster than my brain, so this happens enough that I feel like I can … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why aren’t we reading Lyotard?

For my Religion and Modernity in the West course this week, we read Jean-François Lyotard’s “A Report on Knowledge.” Let be honest and say I haven’t finished it.  I might be missing something huge. I am taking both GEDI and … Continue reading Continue reading

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D’You Ever Wonder Why We’re Here?

Wow, pretentious title is pretentious.  But it’s an question that actually came up in my New Media Faculty-Staff Seminar. The title comes from an online web series, Red vs. Blue.  I love Red vs. Blue.  It was one of the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Expectations for Graduate Education

Did you know there was entire page devoted to “Expectations for Graduate Education” at VT?  Until PFP last night, I had no idea. “At a Glance,” the expectations are on four main parties:  Grad Students, Faculty, Program/Department, and the Graduate … Continue reading Continue reading

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Space and Place

OK, so I said I would write a MAL entry when I got back, and I will, but I haven’t had time yet. I’m in Urban Political Geography, and for class today, we had to write a 2-minute response to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’m a big fan of experiential (or performative, whatever you want to call it) learning.  I was pretty involved with the Reacting to the Past program at UGA (a curriculum created by Barnard College.  I was involved in the Athens … Continue reading Continue reading

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Transitions

The last nine months have been an incredibly strange period of time for me.  The transition back fully into academia following a two-year hiatus after grad school has been far harder than I ever could have imagine.  Because, completely unlike … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blogging as Subversion

In all three classes I have to blog for, people are either enthusiastic towards or terrified of having to blog (with very few in between).  In part, I do think some of the terror might come from a person’s definition of … Continue reading Continue reading

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