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kfitz
kfitz
One thing I didn’t note in today’s post: the star system has not only distorted the flow of resources through our institutions, but has also deformed our relations with one another by determining what behavior we’ll accept from whom.
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kfitz
kfitz

@kfitz And we wind up replicating those deformed relations. As a friend of mine said to me, in a culture structured by bullying, it's all but inevitable that you wind up wanting to be the bully.

ayjay
ayjay

@kfitz I am quite serious when I say that my discomfort with that system is one of the reasons I took my current job. In the Honors Program we all have the same courseload, and we all teach the first-years (no contracting those courses out to adjuncts). It feels countercultural in some good ways.

kfitz
kfitz

@ayjay Indeed. We desperately need to get back to that sense of the university as cooperative (both adjective and noun).