Tag Archives: public engagement
David Theo Goldberg considers some of the challenges facing the humanities today in the context of current economic conditions and their impact on higher education. How might humanists think about their practice in light of such conditions? How could we (as scholars and universities) move toward a more publicly engaged, probative, and open-ended humanistic pedagogy and practice? Continue reading
David Theo Goldberg considers how the university – even in this age of increasing austerity – can engage with knowledge, students and diverse publics in ways that are both meaningful and transformative. The new digital and open environments with which faculty and students interface on a daily basis present important opportunities for the university to reorient itself toward critical and transdisciplinary modes of thinking, working and learning.
Bleak Career Prospects for New PhDs When talking about publicly funded universities, governments in Ontario and elsewhere hope to garner public support by proclaiming that their education policies have led to increased graduate student enrollment. But for the expanding multitude … Continue reading