If 2017 has taught us anything so far, it’s that going forward the pace of change in higher education will accelerate at an unprecedented rate and the development of strategies to address such change will require more collaboration than ever before. Enter the ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar for 2017, “Re-Designing the Humanities—Problems, Solutions, and Seed Projects.”Read More
When: 1-4 June.
Theme: Re-Designing the Humanities—Problems, Solutions, and Seed Projects.Read More
When: 24-27 May.
Theme: Building and Sustaining Language Programs.Read More
When: 12–15 June.
Theme: Defining Student Success in the Humanities.Read More
Part of what one learns from being chair is the inescapably material character of academic life, how the academic fabric is woven in our workplaces. It is a good thing to keep the economic underpinnings of the enterprise front and center for colleagues, helping them to balance their idealism against the many competing, often economic, priorities that departmental discussion and decision-making need to take into account.Read More
The story of the unemployable English major is both powerful and damaging, since students are more than ever concerned that their choice of degree will lead to successful employment—reasonably so…Read More
I thought followers of the ADE/ADFL Commons might be interested in the “New Updates to Language Indicators.” Here is the PDF of the Indicators report on languages and the link to their website.Read More
At the 2015 ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar East in Arlington, Virginia, John David Guillory (NYU) and Domna Stanton (CUNY Graduate Center) presented papers that consider the problem of the content of…Read More
The Modern Language Association’s office of research has published the annual report for 2014–15 on trends in the MLA Job Information List (JIL). The report tracks the number of jobs departments advertised…Read More
At the 2015 ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar East, Lina Insana (University of Pittsburgh) and Emily Todd (Westfield State University) ran a discussion group on the challenges of recruiting and retaining majors….Read More
These are among the most-read articles in the ADE and ADFL bulletins: “What Is a Comprehensive University, and Do I Want to Work There?” by Marcia A. Dalbey “Writing Letters…Read More
Are you getting questions about the economic value of majors? Using United States Census Bureau data from the American Communities Survey, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce…Read More