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Dec 25, 2016

Daniel and Rob fit one last ep into 2016 and discuss the really bizarre world of normalizing adjunct status at the institutional level by processes and methods known as onboarding. Daniel and Rob go back and forth trying to figure out if this is a good thing or if it further exploits a precious resource. Special end of...

Dec 15, 2016

Daniel and Rob wind down the fall semester with a revisit to the Millennial topic. This time they talk about anti-Millennial productivity hacks and discuss the entry of Millennials into the Higher Ed ranks. Longer episode to decompress after an equally long fall semester. (Standard warnings/disclaimers apply.)

Nov 22, 2016

Short Week Sillies. Daniel and Rob catch up before the Thanksgiving break and psychoanalyze a random web post that Daniel had printed out, stuck on his door, but never actually read. (Standard disclaimers apply.)

Nov 15, 2016

Episode 106: Internships, Schminternships. Daniel and Rob talk about the (old) new buzz in undergrad education: internships. What are they really? How have they changed? How do Millennials view them? Are Adjuncts interns? (All jokes in good fun, not meant to offend.)

Oct 31, 2016

Daniel and Rob discuss a (really long) presentation that Rob developed about the need for decency as an Academic Chair in order to create good departmental culture. Daniel whines only a little bit about his job, mostly so Rob can feel good about mentoring his young apprentice. (All jokes in good fun, not meant to offend)