- ASIN: B00NM7G69W
Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher
Academics extol high-minded ideals, such as serving the common good and promoting social justice. Universities aim to be centers of learning that find the best and brightest students, treat them fairly, and equip them with the knowledge they need to lead better lives. But as Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness show in Cracks in the Ivory Tower, American universities fall far short of this ideal. At almost every level, they find that students, professors, and administrators are guided by self-interest rather than ethical concerns. College bureaucratic structures also often incentivize and reward bad behavior, while disincentivizing and even punishing good behavior. Most students, faculty, and administrators are out to serve themselves and pass their costs onto others. The problems are deep and pervasive: most academic marketing and advertising is semi-fraudulent. To justify their own pay raises and higher budgets, administrators hire expensive and unnecessary staff. Faculty exploit students for tuition dollars through gen-ed requirements. Students hardly learn anything and cheating is pervasive. At every level, academics disguise their pursuit of self-interest with high-faluting moral language. Marshaling an array of data, Brennan and Magness expose many of the ethical failings of a...
- ASIN: 0190846283
- ASIN: B01N31DIOD
Retique It It by by Renaissance Chalk Finish Furniture Paint, 32 oz (Quart), Ivory Tower 02 - Antique
Renaissance Furniture Paint was designed with you, your family and the environment’s safety in mind. Made of only the highest quality ingredients, Renaissance has Zero VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) and zero emissions. There is no CA Prop 65 warning on this can. This paint does not have the dangerous chemicals that require such a warning! All this with the incredible coverage that usually only takes one to two coats! It's an easy to apply, 100% acrylic coating in a chalky smooth finish with excellent hide and durability. Versatile enough for distressed old world as well as high gloss contemporary styles, Renaissance is specifically designed for wood furniture and cabinets as well as an excellent choice for new or previously painted wallboard, plaster, interior masonry, metal or glass. • Non Toxic • Thick, even self-leveling coverage • Dries in 20 minutes • Durable finish that passes the fingernail scratch test • Silky chalky finish that is smooth to the touch • No surface prep required on a clean surface • Virtually no odor • Hypoallergenic • Manufactured in the USA • No sanding or priming required HOW-TO VIDEOS, LIVE SUPPORT AND INSTRUCTIONS You won't have to tackle that project alone. • How-to videos for every type of project can be found on the ma...
- Color: Ivory Tower 02 - Antique White
- Brand: Retique It
- ASIN: B00S517V7G
- UPC: 643906468088
Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science
Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists, journalists and public policymakers come from different cultures. They follow different sets of rules, pursue different goals, and speak their own language. To effectively reach journalists and public officials, scientists need to learn new skills and rules of engagement. No matter what your specialty, the keys to success are clear thinking, knowing what you want to say, understanding your audience, and using everyday language to get your main points across. In this practical and entertaining guide to communicating science, Baron explains how to engage your audience and explain why a particular finding matters. She explores how to ace your interview, promote a paper, enter the political fray, and use new media to connect with your audience. The book includes advice from journalists, decision makers, new media experts, bloggers and some of the thousands of scientists who have participated in her communication workshops. Many of the researchers she has worked with have gone on to become well-known spokespeople for science-related issues. Baron and h...
- Brand: Island Press
- ASIN: 1597266647
- ASIN: B014VB7N6W
- ASIN: B01A7ONV8Q
Toxic Ivory Towers: The Consequences of Work Stress on Underrepresented Minority
Toxic Ivory Towers seeks to document the professional work experiences of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in U.S. higher education, and simultaneously address the social and economic inequalities in their life course trajectory. Ruth Enid Zambrana finds that despite the changing demographics of the nation, the percentages of Black and Hispanic faculty have increased only slightly, while the percentages obtaining tenure and earning promotion to full professor have remained relatively stagnant. Toxic Ivory Towers is the first book to take a look at the institutional factors impacting the ability of URM faculty to be successful at their jobs, and to flourish in academia. The book captures not only how various dimensions of identity inequality are expressed in the academy and how these social statuses influence the health and well-being of URM faculty, but also how institutional policies and practices can be used to transform the culture of an institution to increase rates of retention and promotion so URM faculty can thrive.
- ASIN: 0813592976
The Ivory Tower
- ASIN: B006VRECO6
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.
- Brand: PARAMOUNT - UNI DIST CORP
- ASIN: B00MEQUNAK
- UPC: 032429201553
- ASIN: B072MHP5F7
Hunting and the Ivory Tower: Essays by Scholars Who Hunt (Non
Despite the academy having a reputation for supporting broad and open inquiry in scholarship, some academics have not extended this open-minded support to colleagues' personal pursuits. A variety of scholars enjoy hunting, which has been stereotyped by some as an activity of the unsophisticated. In Hunting and the Ivory Tower, Douglas Higbee and David Bruzina present essays by seventeen hunter-scholars who explore the hunting experience and question negative assumptions about hunting made by intellectuals and academics who do not hunt.Higbee and Bruzina suspect most academics' understanding of hunting is based on brief television news reports of hunter-politicians and commercials for reality TV shows such as Duck Dynasty. The editors contend that few scholars appreciate the complexities of hunting or give much thought to its ethical, ecological, and cultural ramifications. Through this anthology they hope to start a conversation about both hunting and academia and how they relate.The contributors to this anthology are academics from a variety of disciplines, each with firsthand hunting experience. Their essays vary in style and tone from the scholarly to the personal and represent the different ways in which scholars engage with their avocation. The essays are grouped into three ...
- ASIN: 1611178495
In 500 Words or Less
- ASIN: B00HAVKOT4
Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual
"Provides scholars with a historical lens from which to view the higher education of black women . . . [and] how one generation of black women benefited from the work and sacrifices of the prior generation."--Adah L. Ward Randolph, Ohio University "Keen historical and theoretical observation of African American women's relationship to educational institutions in the United States."--Heidi Lasley Barajas, University of Minnesota Evans chronicles the stories of African American women who struggled for and won access to formal education, beginning in 1850, when Lucy Stanton, a student at Oberlin College, earned the first college diploma conferred on an African American woman. In the century between the Civil War and the civil rights movement, a critical increase in black women's educational attainment mirrored unprecedented national growth in American education. Evans reveals how black women demanded space as students and asserted their voices as educators--despite such barriers as violence, discrimination, and oppressive campus policies--contributing in significant ways to higher education in the United States. She argues that their experiences, ideas, and practices can inspire contemporary educators to create an intellectual democracy in which all people have a voice. Among ...
- Brand: Brand: University Press of Florida
- ASIN: 0813032687
Jumping the Shark from the Newsroom to the Ivory Tower: Assessing the Gospel of Judas
- ASIN: B00DY311RQ
The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary
Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- Brand: Brand: University of Missouri Press
- ASIN: 0826215491
Magic: the Gathering - Ivory Tower - Fourth
Magic: the Gathering is a collectible card game created by Richard Garfield. In Magic, you play the role of a planeswalker who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.Card Name: Ivory TowerCost: 1Color: ArtifactCard Type: ArtifactCard Text: At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain X life, where X is the number of cards in your hand minus four.
- Color: Artifact
- Brand: Magic: the Gathering
- ASIN: B0062DQL7A
Heart Of The City
Heart Of The City by Ivory Tower
- ASIN: B00007FLNG
- UPC: 803680232927
Making a Life as a Fiction
- ASIN: B076TGJYQQ
Scaling the Ivory Tower: Your Academic Job Search
We wrote this book because so many academics find it daunting to navigate the search for an academic position. The workbook is designed with 58 worksheets and checklists dealing with everything from the imposter syndrome to crafting a cover letter that tells your unique story. Checklists are available for items to consider when crafting cover letters, interviews (whether on the telephone, by video or in person), and negotiating an offer. It was created to help newly minted academics, as well as those who may want to move laterally, to handle the pragmatic aspects of the job search. The information and necessary skills for this process are generally not taught in graduate school.The book is organized in seven essential sections: Part 1 introduces the academic job search cycle and outlines the various categories for hires. Part 2 helps you stay on top of your academic job search, from where to look to publishing plans.Part 3 give you various ways to organize and track your job search applications. Part 4 outlines the ten important pieces of your academic job search portfolio, and offers examples or templates for those elements. Part 5 presents the ins and outs of your academic job search interview, including handling conference, video and on site visits. Part 6 looks at additional ...
- ASIN: 179460930X
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