Posts Tagged: academic

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The Study Dude—Study at AU and Quickly Become a Pilot?

Not sure where to go with your career?  Why not get AU accreditation and then study to become a pilot?  A degree in management and teaching seems compatible with piloting as do degrees in French, politics—or nursing.  After all, what deathly ill soul doesn’t cry out for a doctor onboard a flight? But what do… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—From Dullsville to Delight, Part II

Limpid thought and diluted meaning beckon us when we relax our critical faculties; our egos may inflate as we mow down course after course, yet it remains for us to be reflexive and consider what we’d hitherto discounted.  Only fools rush in and when we draw conclusions based more on our disciplinary assumptions than on… Read more »

Trusting Academic Instincts

Submitting my first essay for my first graduate level course was stressful; it was probably similar to the first essay I submitted for my undergraduate course. I spent a lot of time preparing quotes, editing, editing, and then a bit more editing. I used a trick taught by The Voice Magazine’s editor and worked through… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Dr. Hugh Notman

Dr. Hugh Notman is Associate Dean of Learning Technologies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology.  How did you find AU? Why did you choose it? AU found me if I am honest.  It was eleven years ago.  I was looking for a faculty position.  I had just… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—Handmaidens of Untruth

Fwap, splash, fwap! Imagine a dream where you are ambushed and smacked across the face with a sopping filthy mop.  Why this assault, and from who? A few feet away leers a dour figure.  It’s the janitor of the building.  What does s/he want from you? The answer is spat out in syllables at once… Read more »