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) […]
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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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?