When you were in high school, you were consistently getting As. Those grades got you into a good undergraduate program, possibly one that was hard to get into. You got scholarships. Prizes. You applied for post-graduate programmes. The minimum grades required were high but you had them. You … [Read more...] about Context is everything
Trying to articulate the value of your PhD is complicated by the fact that debates about the value of education (at any level) are dominated by an instrumentalist, employment preparation discourse. I recall having a conversation with a friend back in the early 1990s in which she told me that her … [Read more...] about The value of education
This post is the first in a series. Part 1 looks at doing sessional teaching for the money. Part 2 considers sessional teaching to gain experience. Part 4 helps you approach sessional teaching strategically so you get the skills you need. The introduction is the same so you can start anywhere. As … [Read more...] about Sessional Teaching: What if you decide it’s not worth it?