Dire Ed: or the dire state of higher ed
Dr. Dirk Johnson, Professor of Sociology at a regional university in the Midwest of the United States, reports that he’s really struggling to come up with new and innovative ways to flatter reviewers in his author’s note. “I mean, let’s face it. Reviewers only care about one thing: leveraging power in the peer review process.Continue reading “Professor Struggles to Find New Ways to Flatter Reviewers”
The Nobel Prizes were announced last week. Winning one is widely thought to be the “end all, be all” of academic achievement. Nothing is more impressive than a Nobel. I have no chance of winning a Nobel prize because, alas, they don’t offer one in the field of management. But I still hold out hopeContinue reading “Should the Nobel Prize Have Gender or Ethnicity Quotas?”
Work meetings are universally loathed, but none more so than the dreaded faculty meeting. When I was a PhD student at Cambridge, I heard rumors that the markings on the walls were from repair work following the odd angry fist that that broke through the plaster during a heating meeting. I very much doubt thatContinue reading “Why We Hate Meetings and How to Make Them Better”
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