Each of us--even those of us in what Stanley Aronowitz (2001) once called "the last good job in America" (the professoriat
)--are just one or two technological developments away from being outsourced to a Bangalore call center or online MOOC.
"They've dumbed down their professoriat
, they've dumbed down their commentariat, they have dumbed down practically everybody in their ranks.
Among other professional endeavors, the two co-authored a book called The Black Professoriat
: Negotiating a Habitable Space in the Academy.
Preparing the professoriat
of the future: Graduate student socialization for faculty roles.
have largely been complicit in their own downfall refusing solidarity and the seemingly endless differentiation of the professoriat
so that adjunct faculty take on more teaching with less and less security.
So much of the professoriat
is put in a position of catering to consumer demands that they don't have the leverage to do much more than fill their classes if they want to keep their jobs.
As law schools have multiplied and law school faculties have grown, the number of law professors has increased to a point at which the legal professoriat
has become an autonomous profession, the members of which write for each other.
In turn, Polke, with his no-holds-barred painterly efforts, and Beuys, with his magically healing mode, came to epitomize the new professoriat
to which the Junge Wilde would willingly be indentured.
Is higher education, as a whole, ready for "prime time?" Roth suggests that the professoriat
may have to hone their acting skills to foster good connections to audiences.
This was when he knowingly and eloquently brought politics to his academic projects, contending that the social and ideological were intrinsic and not just "context" for his study of rhetoric, narrative, and form; when he urged the responsibility of professional criticism to engage with matters of inequality, injustice, and oppression, scorned the pretensions and timidity of the entrenched professoriat
, and castigated intellectuals for failing to undertake the dissident functions of an intelligentsia.
(8) This is why it makes sense to see the Summer of Faulkner less as an effort to make an avant-garde artist available for the edification of the masses than as the latest installment in a subaltern reception history that continuously shadows and complicates his canonization by the professoriat
and other cultural gatekeepers.
One other aspect that you allude to in your experience is the way university administrations are often out of sync with the professoriat
. I know that you have been targeted because of your beliefs.