Via Inside Higher Ed, we learn this fine summer morning that Baylor President John Lilley, who merrily tried to fire so many junior faculty this year (and disproportionately women faculty, natch!), was himself $hitcanned yesterday. It so rarely happens that we get to see an administrator so destructive of faculty hopes and dreams get his … Continue reading Schadenfreudelicious! Baylor Prez canned Thursday
A few weeks ago, in one of my posts on the abuses and bullying that are endemic to the tenure system (see here, here, here, and here, for example), I wrote about the spike in tenure denials this year at Baylor University. At the time I wrote, based on the information provided here, “and guess what, boys and girls? … Continue reading Baylor U. outrage update: backlashalicious!
. . . and reports on what he calls the Republican Id. I never experienced Oxford as Republican as Keller sees it. In fact, it seemed like a little blue oasis in a sea of Butler County red, but maybe that was just me and my neighbors in the Mile Square. And FWIW, I never … Continue reading Bill Keller visits sweet, quiet Oxford
We’ve gone over this here before, friends–in “DePaul tenure process takes a turn for the . . . ” last May, and in “Women in Catholic higher ed: do we exist yet?” last January, it sure looked like DePaul University was in the running to beat even Baylor University’s record of discrimination in advancement! (I … Continue reading DePaul University: safe for white male scholars only?
UPDATED BELOW What are those unscrupulous fellas down at Baylor University up to this year? (If you recall, Historiann had quite a few things to say about the Tenure Massacre there last year, the gendered dimentions thereof, and the resulting $hitcanning of former Baylor president John Lilley, despite his having tried to walk some of his … Continue reading Deep in the Heart of Asshats
In the six months since launching this blog, I’ve written a lot about bullying in the academic workplace. I’ve also written a lot about the 2008 Democratic primaries (and Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in particular) because I’m a women’s historian and the author of a book on gendered language and rhetoric by profession, and a political junkie by avocation. I’ve been … Continue reading It all comes together
Well, it’s May, and those of us chained to the delightfully anachronistic agricultural calendar of academe are slathering on the sunscreen, filling up the industrial-sized insulated mug of iced tea, and sitting out in the garden to finish grading exams and calculating final grades. Inside Higher Ed today provided a good roundup of recent controversies that … Continue reading Schmucks R Us: University Presidents Gone Wild!
With reference to the 2/3 of all women candidates denied tenure this year at Baylor University (see this post below for details): (From icanhascheezburger.com, the best timewasting website of 2008!)
I’m posting briefly here to direct you to this discussion of the tenure debate at Inside Higher Ed featuring Tenured Radical, which also mentions Lumpenprofessoriat‘s rebuttal and Slaves of Academe‘s discussion of tenure as hazing. (The article totally neglects the brilliantly informed disucssions of this subject at Historiann, and Professor Zero‘s ongoing meditations on the topic of tenure, however! Shocking!) I love this quote from the … Continue reading Tenure, again? Oh, noes!