Category Archives: education

alt ed and new starts

When I teach outside of the college, they call it “alt ed.” I haven’t decided what I think of that term. Or even if I care. I probably don’t. I’m finding that there are so many different terms for what … Continue reading

Posted in Adjuncting, education, family, resilience, sustainability education | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

pedagogy…

Last night someone whose opinion I trust indicated to me that using the term “pedagogy” was really not going to fly for me. I think he was laughing at me for using that word to explain something to him. Heck, … Continue reading

Posted in agroecology, community, education, family, Nature, sustainability education | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

ripple effect

So, this is how we are embedded in our place. Speaking personally, my current place is the southern Mojave Desert where it stretches from the eastern face of the San Gabriel Mountains eastward to Lucerne Valley. The geo-region, the southern … Continue reading

Posted in agroecology, community, education, Nature, sustainability education | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

one job website over the line…

I was reading a jobs website today and ran across an article giving advice for a “successful” job interview out of state. Just reading the title (basically what I wrote above) twisted my stomach into a knot and left me … Continue reading

Posted in Adjuncting, education, family, Life changes, resilience | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

grad student dilemma?

This article discusses the current dilemma for grad students in history but acknowledges the situation is very much the same for grad students and new PhDs in all of the humanities. “It is time, they argue, to admit that the … Continue reading

Posted in Adjuncting, Anthropology, education | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Golden parachute offers

I’ve been thinking about the golden parachute offers that have been flying all over academia since I’ve been looking forward to a full-time position.  Honestly, at my age, I’m not seriously hoping for a full-time position anymore.  [link to other … Continue reading

Posted in Adjuncting, education | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Beta professionals

I’m a beta professional, lumped in with teaching assistants and administrative assistants (certainly not for my department; we have no administrative assistant and never  had one). I’m not a “full-fledged professor,” whatever that means. Obviously, it means I’m not tenured, but … Continue reading

Posted in Adjuncting, Anthropology, education, socioecological intelligence | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments