MOOCs, the Teaching of Writing, and Academic Labor

Originally published in the newsletter of the Oswego chapter of UUP: Writing program administrators often joke that class sizes in first-year writing courses have more to do with US News and World Report – which defines “small” classes in its college rankings as those enrolling fewer than 20 students – than with all the impassioned … More MOOCs, the Teaching of Writing, and Academic Labor

The Unsustainable Economy of Composition and A Cattle Call to Action: to define some problems with composition in the 21st century

Paper delivered by Arabella Lyon, at SUNY COW 2012 (University at Buffalo) As a political philosophy, neoliberalism construes a rational for a handful of private interests to control as much of social life as possible to maximize their financial investments.         Henry A. Giroux and Susan Searle Giroux,  Take Back Higher Education In the 1990’s … More The Unsustainable Economy of Composition and A Cattle Call to Action: to define some problems with composition in the 21st century

This Course is Your Course, This Field is My Field: On Sustainability, Economic and Intellectual

Paper delivered by Michael Murphy (SUNY Oswego) at SUNY COW 2012 In a reflection last year on the controversial 2007 Report of the ADE Ad Hoc Committee on Staffing called “Education in the Balance,” David Bartholomae, the Committee Chair, noted a development which most observers of staffing trends in higher education likely found interesting though … More This Course is Your Course, This Field is My Field: On Sustainability, Economic and Intellectual