Pathways to a Common Core

There is a great deal of controversy within the City University of New York over its "Pathways" initiative, an attempt to establish a system-wide flexible core of courses for students during their first two undergraduate years. Most of the controversy has to do with process--with how Pathways was conceived, structured, and introduced. Faculty see it … Continue reading Pathways to a Common Core

Avant-Garde, Kitsch, the Two Cultures, and Academic Publishing

Over the past few days, I've been trying to gather a few thoughts on the inferiority complex many of us in the humanities feel when forced to look upon the sciences. For a number of reasons, scientists make some of us feel like we're not real intellectuals, and we've reacted in a number of ways, … Continue reading Avant-Garde, Kitsch, the Two Cultures, and Academic Publishing