The Center for Public Scholarship presents the seventh in our Public Voices series. This panel will discuss the ways in which higher education is evolving and the challenges it is facing. We will address the use of adjuncts, rising costs, income inequality, the efficacy of the virtual classroom, and more. Crippling student loan debt, quantifying the unquantifiable, inequality, MOOCs—what does the future hold for higher education? Join us and find out.
Over the last year, the media’s funereal preoccupation with the death of higher education has thrown into question the relevance and vitality of literary studies.
Literature in the First Year Seminar (roundtable)
First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college. As such, First Year Seminars can be sources of tension, discovery, frustration, and connection. From the instructor’s point of view, the experience of teaching a first year seminar can cause new understandings to emerge—understandings of disciplinary value, of first year students, of institutional culture, and of effective pedagogy.
The International Sociological Association (ISA) and its Junior Sociologists Network (JSN) have taken a new initiative to consolidate junior sociologists worldwide and to build a global active community of young scholars. At the first stage of this initiative, we are encouraging students who are in the middle of their PhD studies or have completed them in the last 5-6 years to add their doctoral dissert