Come to the WPSA conference in April 2017 in Vancouver. We’re hosting a section on critical perspectives in the academy; I’m entertaining all ideas for roundtables, readings and reflections. Contingent labor, unrecognized service work in universities that’s essential to its operations, active learning and critical pedagogy, inequality in access, pedagogy, or among faculty; puzzles that have not gained traction in political science. All issues welcome.
Critiques of changes in universities accompany anxiety about how to be successful for faculty; professional advice implicitly often relies on a narrow, R1 definition of the academy and its work. Following on work with Jennifer Diascro and Judith Grant and reflections in The New West blog, I invite us all to multiply the facets of success and failure we consider.