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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up". Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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March 17, 2006

Manditory reading for grad students who want Higher Ed careers

Check out The Academic Departments: Home Base for Doctoral Students and the Center of the Graduate Mission of the Institution from Tomorrow's Professor Blog. This is absolutely mandatory reading for grad students who have an eye toward an academic career. I'm not sure how well this discussion fits non-U.S. institutions but even for international folks it will be interesting reading.

In universities, there are two types of departmental administrators. One is called a head, the other a chair. According to Sirchik (2003), the choice of words is probably not accidental. A head is appointed with no fixed term. Its occupant authorizes all departmental educational, budget, hiring, promotion, and salary decisions. It is a very powerful position and much like headships at other universities.

The chair position, in contrast, has fixed term. Its resident is obligated to attend to the advice of the elected "executive committee" of a department. Responsibilities include submitting a budget on behalf of the department, requesting funding for new appointments, salary increments, secretarial support, office and laboratory space, supplies and equipment and funds for graduate fellowships and assistantships.

The article contains the following sections (just to give you a better taste so you see why you should read it):

Posted by prolurkr at March 17, 2006 04:43 PM

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