Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nobody asked me, but...

Students deserve the option to attend public colleges and universities that aren't big-box mega-campuses.

I could say much, much more on this topic, but it's hard to get into the sticky details on an anonymous blog, and in any case, I'm too angry and disheartened and worried that I might be unemployed within the next year or two.

11 comments:

heu mihi said...

Oh no! Oh dear...I hope that everything works out. Yikes.

Sisyphus said...

:( Sorry! I hope this all works out for the best.

Fretful Porpentine said...

Thanks for the good wishes. It's not absolutely time to panic yet, but it looks worrisome, to say the least.

Maude Lebowski said...

Oh no! I hope it works out!!

Bardiac said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that there's even worry. I hope things turn around.

J. Harker said...

Best of luck! My sympathies and firmly crossed fingers...

hck said...

Yes, I also hope that it will work out for you the way you want it to have. But just for the case that it doesn't: perhaps better think about sending out applications.
Perhaps even for research jobs at "big-box mega-campuses", and perhaps even abroad. (And if there should be any way I could lure you over to here (AvH? Some project on teaching Renaissance material? Something else?): let me know.)

Susan said...

Sigh. Why doesn't anyone remember that "Small is beautiful"!

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Oh god... to think about being unemployed after going through the arduous process of getting a job? Awful. I'm sorry things are going badly. Wishing you the best of luck!

Lucky Jane said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear about this, however cryptically.

I teach at a big-box, quasi-Soviet mega-campus, and, though I like my job, the craven pursuit of savings/profits via bigger!bigger!bigger! angers me, particularly in the way it necessitates disregarding students' interests by treating them as revenue streams. And students pick up on that.

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