This week we're going to take a detour into understanding the structure of academia, in particular the different kinds of 'professors' and their academic ranks in the American system, with a particular focus on 'non-tenure track' faculty (which is to say, as we'll see, 'most teaching faculty.') This is intended as the first in a … Continue reading Collections: Academic Ranks Explained Or What On Earth Is an Adjunct?
Real short update this week folks. Life has opted to intervene (as it does) and to do so on its own schedule (as it will) so there won't be a blog post this week. We should be back to the normal schedule next week - I have a couple of posts in drafts (one on … Continue reading Gap Week: April 20, 2023
This is the third and last part of our three(ish) part series looking at the governing structures of the Greek polis (I, IIa, IIb, IIc, III). Over the last three sub-parts, we looked at the political structures created and manned by the politai. This week I want to look, briefly, beyond the politai themselves to … Continue reading Collections: How to Polis, Part III: People and Gods Beyond the Politai
This is the third part of the second part of our three(ish) part look at the governing structures of the Greek polis (I, IIa, IIb, IIc, III). At some point I promise I will write a series whose organization does not look like a parody of itself. Last time, we looked at the particular role … Continue reading Collections: How to Polis 101, Part IIc: The Courts