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on gray being the new black

That’s the cliché surrounding women of a certain age lately, isn’t it? Just like 50 is the new 30. I actually heard someone say that.  It’s not. I haven’t always embraced a graying head of hair.  Once I did.  Several … Continue reading

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take note: reblog

Sunday Link-A-Doodle-What-The-F*CK: Adjunct Taint Edition. This explains so much. I’ve heard it. I’ve talked about it in speculative tones. Here it is. This is my life.

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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

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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

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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

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Different field. Same old thing.

The author, who has been an adjunct art professor at the college level for 22 years says: “The College Art Association and others like it should be worried. With 75% of the college and university teaching force in the US … Continue reading

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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

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