1. To be trusted at least minimally. Not to have it assumed, for instance, that because you may be X, you will surely oppose and work against Y. 2. To be respected/appreciated at least minimally. For example, not to be told that while your field needs representation for reasons having to do with accreditation, it is … More What do you need in order to work in peace?
The answer to this question is easy. If they say research is not part of your job description it is not too bad. You can do research as your hobby and even keep a lot of it off the version of your vita you give them. If they say research is part of your job … More How do academics get alienated from their work?
That went very well. It exceeded expectations. Axé.
I have finally discovered a way to make the language students write coherent compositions without using translation programs, and without saying they do not know what to do: give very, very specific instructions, mostly in English. Here, the actual exercise is basically lifted from one of our books (¿Qué te parece esta lectura?) and the … More The well crafted assignment
Someone said: I had to get past the internalized shame and doubt because I hadn’t been producing when I was sick. I am expected to have this issue but I do not really — it is more sadness at the fun I missed. I have internalized shame and doubt is about not being able to … More Algo bien básico
I actually am in academia for money. Axé.
It is not time management, y’all, or management of priorities, or of tasks, these are the things many of us learned even before serious school started. It is energy management and again, I am not talking about time or priorities or effort. I will explain. Axé.
…what has been going on. There is a certain kind of bad situation I can usually only tell I have because of how I feel from it, not what I see. You have to believe your senses. And I, if I am flashing back as I have kept doing intermittently for about three weeks, am … More Now I see
Colleague, by telephone: You must help me, as I am terrified. I am painted into a corner, it is not easy to move from here and I cannot afford to move soon. I need to make tenure, really need it. Yet conditions are such that one cannot work to it. And I have found I … More Pelo Telefone, sung by Bahiano (1916)
Colleague: Only you did not lie to me or misrepresent anything at my interview. Z: None of us lied, or intended to misrepresent anything. It is only that I know what it is like where you are from, and also where you studied, and I am not from here either, although I have been here … More Coda on advice and its sources II