Friday, March 20, 2015

Conference questions for a Friday Thirsty

I've long thought that we and what(ever) we do here are worthy of scholarly study.  I dream of a day when the National Institute of Mental Health invites all of us to participate in a panel discussion, probably under the observation of trained therapists (kinda like the last episode of The Office).

Academic Monkey's comment earlier today turned my idea in a new direction.  We should be the subjects/keynote speakers for an academic conference.  It kills me that I'm about to go on a vacation today so I can't flesh this out into a top ten list.  Still, all is not yet lost.  Y'all can do this work with me.

What would be the title of a conference that features us as subjects or contributors?  

You are required to express your title in the idiom of the appropriate discipline.  Other conference details are welcome.

A second conference question: Is anybody associated with the central science going to the ACS conference next week?  You don't have to post anything here.  Email me.


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    1. The moment anyone mentions "pee-pee envy" or "balloons," I'm leaving.

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  2. Fear and Self-Loathing in the American Academy: The Semiotics of Pseudonymous Venting

    oh, and pee-pee balloons.

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    1. THAT did it. I'm going to hang out in the new dive, with the geologists. I like geologists: the time they invited me to give them a colloquium talk (on meteorites), the first thing they did was offer me a beer.

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    2. I'm told that a famous and wealthy member of major professional society for geologists left the group a large endowment to insure that beer would be available at their annual meetings. Now I'm trying to figure out how to make my work suffciently geophysicsy to have an excuse to go...

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  3. The decline of tenure in a customer service, helicopter-parent, adminbloated, edubabble, NCLB, adjunctified, student debt, Walkerian tertiary paradigm.

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  4. Reductionism, redaction, diction and recidivism: alternate ways of knowing constructed realities in the post-Kumbaya age; or, does the subaltern have a voice?

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  5. No Rest for the Weary: Revolutionary Pedagogy, Traditional Tenure, Outrageous Administrators, and the Students We Serve

    (A panel on Survival Tactics)

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  6. These are all wonderful! Maybe we could hold our (collective) nose and call it The End of Expertise: The Disrupt-o-preneur Tsunami of Social Media Scholarship (or similar arglebargle), and we could get some big, shiny foundation to underwrite it.

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    1. This Twit-ference is brought to you by the Stommel Foundation.

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  7. Every exhibit it the poster session will be co-authored by Mozman.

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  8. You are all so very creative. Will there be a session about learning how to not care more than they (the students) care?

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    1. "Fuckit: Pedagogy and Emotional Cost-Cutting Strategies"

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  9. Contributed Paper Session:
    "Digital Humanities and the Division of Continuing Education; or, How I Get Paid to Do Absolutely Nothing of Academic Worth"
    Presented by Dedicated Professional, Independent Scholar, John from Phoenix, and Colorado Prof.

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  10. "If you stopped picking your nose, it would stop bleeding! : a university update for advice to give your students.

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  11. Frozen: a symposium on snowflakery.

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  12. "Yoga for Academics: Bending over backwards and other important poses"

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  13. Alternative Pedagogical Edutainment: Scholarly Heuristics In Teaching

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  14. "Stability and genericity of going through the motions in higher ed: on the ethics of pretending the mute can be taught to sing."

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  15. No Tenure for You: Strategies for the Academic Application of Customer Service Pedagogy

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  16. Distributed Community Discourse Development in a Trans-Institutional Neo-Liberal Academy: A Prosopographical Portrait.

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