Doodling For Academics

Author: Julie Schumacher
Publisher: Chicago Guides to Academic Lif
ISBN: 9780226467047
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To an outsider, working as a university professor might seem like a dream: summers off, a few hours of class each week, an exchange of ideas with brilliant colleagues, books and late afternoon lattes. . . . Who wouldn t envy that life? But those in the trenches of academe are well acquainted with the professoriate s dark underside: the hierarchies and pseudo-political power plays, the peculiar colleagues, the over-parented students, the stacks of essays that need to be graded ASAP. No one understands this world better than novelist Julie Schumacher, who here provides a bitingly funny distraction designed to help you survive life in higher education without losing your mind. Sardonic yet shrewdly insightful, Doodling for Academics offers the perfect cognitive relief for the thousands of faculty and grad students whose mentors and loved ones failed to steer them toward more reasonable or lucrative fields. Through forty pages of original illustrations and activities from coloring to paper dolls to mad libs this book traces the arc of a typical day on campus. Get a peek inside the enigma of the student brain. Imagine a utopian faculty meeting. Navigate the red tape maze of university administration. With the help of hilarious illustrations by Lauren Nassef, Schumacher infuses the world of campus greens and university quads with cutting wit, immersing you deep into the weirdly creative challenges of university life. Offering a satirical interactive experience for scholars, the combination of humor and activities in this book will bring academia into entertaining relief, making it the perfect gift for your colleagues, advisors, or newly minted graduates."

Universities And Colleges A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Palfreyman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191078751
Size: 15.22 MB
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What is a university? What is the University? How have universities evolved over the centuries? How might they change over the coming decades as the physical and organisational entity most identified with 'higher education' being delivered to over 250 million students? What will be the impact of digital- and distance-learning, of commercial for-profit new entrants to the higher education market, of government austerity, of globalization, of student consumerism? Exploring the origins and the concept, the idea and the ideal, of the university, this Very Short Introduction discusses one of the world's oldest, most resilient, and most adaptable institutions. David Palfreyman and Paul Temple consider the links between universities and the economy, and the role of universities within society. Highlighting some of the key questions surrounding the position of universities, they ask how the university can be politically accountable for its taxpayer funding, if it needs to be autonomous to function effectively as a public good. Are professors professional enough in their teaching practices at a time that increasing tuition fees transform students more and more into consumers? And just what does 'academic freedom' for university faculties really entail? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

My Foodie Abc Placemats

Author: Puck
Publisher: Duo PressLlc
ISBN: 9780982529553
Size: 78.87 MB
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Food, art, and fun meet with an assortment of lively activities in this collection of placemats that are ideal for gastronomes in training and would-be artists. From coloring and connecting the dots to finding differences between various foods, these delightful activity placemats stress the importance of having a healthy relationship with food. They pair activities with letters of the alphabet and foodie facts, making learning the ABCs an easy and enriching experience. With tear-off paper placemats that ensure a new activity for every meal, this companion to My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide will keep kids entertained and well informed in the home, at restaurants, and at parties.

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