The Bolin program is great. Follow this category via RSS. Many of us — even those who are supporters of the abstract values that the Bolin program is supposed to serve — think that that is an incredibly poor way to find excellent contributors to the academic community. Thanks to Mike for allowing us to post these and to Maggie Driscoll for providing electronic versions. EphBlog is powered by WordPress and delivered to you in 1. I learn from them and that learning enlivens me and, thus, benefits my students, who do not want a brain-dead teacher. Want more evidence that the Bolin Fellowships should be first on the chopping block during an era of belt-tightening?
Now, of course, I have some political issues with the Bolin, but my basic complaint would apply to any sort of boondoggle for Ph. JG objects to my characterization of her views. The College knows what their average students ratings have been. And given that we aim to appoint three fellows each year, the size of the Bolin cohort on campus will increase to six starting in Just which groups qualify under this standard?
It was a complete disaster and a waste of tuition dollars she cancelled 5 classes and we spent 2 others at the dance studio learning cultural dances. At the least, my wife received a copy while I did not. There have been 30 or so Bolin Fellows at Williams over the last decade. At the very least, recall the change from 3 years ago. An anonymous faculty member writes:. Now that the Bolin Fellows can stay for two full years, we expect that they will more easily complete their degrees in the first year, leaving the second year more open for career development.
Based only on this press release, I think they [the Bolin Fellows] have the potential to enrich the Williams community.
Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships | Fellowship Advising Office
Kudos to Mike for making this material public. A New Presidency Speak Up! The classes that we did have were often interrupted by her 10 minute smoking breaks.
From what I have heard, Laura is not the only Williams student with this experience. I have no doubt that this would enliven him and, thereby, benefit his students. As always, this is an empirical question. Although some criticism is justifiedthe report as a whole is a solid piece of reporting and analysis. The single thing that I most want out of College administrators is an open and transparent process. The program was enhanced this year so that fellows are now appointed to two-year residencies rather than one.
Want more evidence that the Bolin Fellowships should be first on the chopping block during an era of belt-tightening? Many of us — even those who are supporters of the abstract values that the Bolin program is supposed to serve — think that that is an incredibly poor way to find excellent contributors to the academic community.
Here are copies recruiting letterBolin ad and listing of faculty positions of the recent material sent out by Mike to, I think, all alumni of color. Ephblog readers may not be aware felllowship Fellows are not selected in anything like the way that visiting faculty, let alone tenure track faculty, are selected.
The Bolin program is great.
They add to the intellectual life of the college in many ways. Just which groups qualify under this dissertstion In our previous discussion, Professor Sam Crane reported that:. I believe that the Bolin was originally restricted to African-Americans. What would readers suggest be cut?
Here are the fellows for this year and last. JG objects to my characterization of her views. I would start fllowship the Bolin Fellows. I learn from them and that learning enlivens me and, thus, benefits my students, who do not want a brain-dead teacher.
The College knows what their average students ratings have been. But those real benefits would not be worth the cost. I may disagree with much of the substance of these efforts, but as long as the College is forthright in its dealings with me and other stakeholders, I should not complain too loudly.
SinceWilliams College in Williamstown, Mass. It too was quite popular and over-enrolled, and I was really looking forward to it based on the course description.
Finally, it is a sign of the intellectual life of the College that the above quoted faculty member feels the need to remain anonymous.