Southern Illinois University at Carbondale does not make national news very often. Occasionally the Salukis will pop onto the radar for sports fans, but given just how much “news” (using that term loosely) gets generated in the field of sport, those developments tend to age and be forgotten rather quickly. When the university does draw […]
I’ve previously mentioned the adjunct session we’re doing at the Felician Institute conference in a few weeks, with Michelle Ciurria and Derek Bowman presenting. Derek Bowman alerts me to the fact that he’s posted a two paragraph precis of his presentation on his website, which I’ve cut and pasted below the fold. I have a […]
I’ve updated my May post on “Adjuncting, Conversations Worth Having and Not.” The update is a criticism of BHL’s editorial policies; it has nothing to do with adjuncting per se.
Here’s a contribution to the adjunct debate from the Chronicle of Higher Education by an adjunct who has more or less been forced out of the field for financial and logistical reasons. Read it if you feel so inclined, but there’s a quiz afterwards. And here’s your quiz–multiple choice, with the option of a short answer […]
Speaking of exploitation, here’s a CFA on a worthy and relevant topic, “Our Obligations to Adjuncts.” Believe it or not, those obligations just may extend beyond deriding them and wishing for their departure from the field. I know how crazy that sounds.
With the start (or imminent start) of the academic year, adjuncting is back in the news. Here’s a piece from Hyperallergic. From Toward Freedom. From The New Yorker (going back to May). A CFP and other materials from SEIU Faculty Forward. From Counterpunch. From Bleeding Heart Libertarians.* Readers may remember the discussion about adjuncting that took […]
BHL Moderator on Jason Brennan and blog policy: Follow BHL Blog@BHLBlog @n1academy@madjuncts Jason Brennan deleted Robert’s comments and banned them on his own. Per blog policy, he has the right to delete Jason Brennan on BHL and blog policy: There’s no official BHL policy. Annotation by Matt Zwolinski, responding to a query of mine on […]
I’m happy to report that I’ve just accepted an offer do some adjunct teaching this summer for the Philosophy Dept at Al Quds University in the West Bank town of Abu Dis (in Area B, under joint Palestinian-Israeli control). I’m a big fan of Al Quds, and of the Philosophy Dept there. This will be a […]
Well, it looks like the pro-booster side has essentially won the argument, at least in the US, over whether boosters ought to be given for recipients of the Pfizer-Biontech COVID vaccine, six+ months after the second dose. My brother Suleman and I have (very incompletely) argued the case in favor of boosters here, here, and […]
In previous posts here, I’ve argued that “cancel culture” is fake news–an ideological confabulation devised by the Right to discredit the Left, which is usually “credited” with having created it. I now realize that I’ve been deeply wrong, and wish to recant. Cancel culture certainly does exist, just not in the way its usual ideological […]