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Higher Education

University Management By Measurement

By Miranda Joseph Mark Taylor’s End the University as We Know It makes a broad argument from a very specific professional, disciplinary and institutional location—he is a tenured faculty member in a traditional humanities department at a prestigious private university. From where I sit–-a tenured faculty member in an interdisciplinary department (Gender and Women’s Studies) […]

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Higher Education

University of Waste

By Eng-Beng Lim Tellingly, the “graduate education” in dire need of restructuring and regulation is unmarked in Mark Taylor’s op-ed, except through his complaints about its “narrow scholarship,” “subfields within subfields,” and his institutional location in a particular kind of religion department. But what is this cryptic form, “a product for which there is no […]

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Higher Education

Commentaries Welcome

Did the Mark Taylor NYT op ed that Bully Blogger Jack Halberstam writes about below make you cranky?  Have you been looking for a way to sound off about it?  Add your 500 word commentary to this blog!  Send it to bullybloggers@gmail.com.  We will review what you send for posting here. For the Bullly Bloggers:  […]

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Higher Education

The End of the University as Who Knew It?

What if motivated faculty around the country took stock of the state of the various fields to which they are attached and reorganized themselves instead of waiting for half-brained administrators to do it for them?