On May 30.
Essentially an argument that college administrators prefer adjunct faculty to full-time faculty because that are much more amendable to doing whatever the administration wants.
In 2015, such a complaint would not be delivered in such a fashion. Instead of focusing on the rightness or wrongness (or even acceptability) of the materials we reviewed in class, the complaint would center solely on how my teaching affected the student’s emotional state. As I cannot speak to the emotions of my students, I could not mount a defense about the acceptability of my instruction. And if I responded in any way other than apologizing and changing the materials we reviewed in class, professional consequences would likely follow.
A widely commented upon article this last week, if you somehow missed it.
Michigan story with some cool photos!
The fact that someone sincerely desires something cannot be the full measure of what is good and appropriate.
If you ever wondered how efficient the most efficient solar cells are… now you know.
Storm trooper security at the last Lansing Lugnuts game. (Wait, they won’t stop anyone.)