The crisis at the University of Southern Maine, where large-scale faculty layoffs have begun, has thrown up several new candidates for Keywords of the Age of Austerity. From the New Apps blog: Words like “metropolitan,” “innovative,” and “nimble” passed from the president of the university and the chancellor of the system to the members of … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 3: Nimble
Ugh, I suppose I’ll have to do “synergy” at some point.
A short, digestable, and easily implementable keywords definition for your weekend, because some of these words practically write themselves. For more on learning outcomes, let’s take a listen to the Dean of Students at Brigham Young University, who has put together a helpful site to explain a concept ubiquitous in higher education. Says the … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 2.5: Learning Outcomes
“Keywords for the Age of Austerity” is an occasional series on the vocabulary of inequality. Certain words, as Raymond Williams wrote in his classic Keywords, bind together ways of seeing culture and society. These shared meanings change over time, shaping and reflecting the society in which they are made. Some of the words I will … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 2: Stakeholder