Overwork = Less Creativity? Milking the academic cow dry?

A fascinating piece on the culture of overwork within academia, finishes: We need coalitions of the sane to lead discussions about what can reasonably be expected of academics, to recruit and promote accordingly and to mentor younger academics into a way of thinking that says: “Enough is enough. If you want to do extra, we Continue Reading →

Work's Intimacy, a review in @timeshighered

Here’s another on the wishlist!! In a lively and compelling read, Melissa Gregg examines the impact of technologies on the work and lifestyles of employees in the knowledge economy. This book covers a lot of ground in a relatively slim volume, and considers mobile working; part-time and contract working; online team interactions; the use of Continue Reading →

The Hectic Schedule of a Social Media Manager

What more do I need to say, but yes, I recognise that pattern… have to learn a bit of digital literacy though, to allow for downtime! Thanks Socialcast for a great infographic, and to Guardian Careers who will be undertaking an online conversation via the comments field on 2nd March (1pm). Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not Continue Reading →

Keep Calm and Carry On, It’s the @bigbible project!

I quite often sit at this desk, so here’s a message to myself, as I work away at The Big Bible Project, which is running a Lent Course, launching 8th March 2011! Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly Continue Reading →