(#Alt-)Academia Higher Ed

A gloomy day in higher ed news

First came the brazen academic job ads from CSU and Harvard; then came the announcement that Emory is drastically cutting undergraduate and graduate programs. Selfishly, on days like this, knowing that I’ve decided not to deal with the academic job market floods me with relief. I’m sending my best thoughts to all my friends and colleagues who are braving it. Meanwhile, SCI’s work on graduate education seems more timely than ever, and I’m glad to be a part of it.

Update: Because others have written on both of these issues more thoughtfully than I have, check out their posts if you want to know more.

On the job ads with expiry date:

(Note that both ads have now been changed, as reported on 9/17 by Inside Higher Ed.)

On Emory:

I’ll continue to add to this as others write on the topics, which they undoubtedly will.

As if all that weren’t enough, now this news from CUNY. Wow.