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My first year of #gradschool, I was overwhelmed by the amount and density of the reading. I spent hours slogging through. I had piles of notes. But I felt lost. So now, in the interest of revealing the #HiddenCurriculum of #highered, I share these tips with students: (thread)
Read as much of each article/book as it takes to identify the:
-research question
-data/methods
-argument/answer
-key evidence supporting the argument/answer
-limitations (i.e., what questions it doesn't answer; what perspectives or possibilities it doesn't consider)
Next, figure out how you'd cite each reading in a paper (i.e., some research shows that X; some research uses Y method). Then figure out how each reading relates to other things you've read (agreement/disagreement, adding nuance, etc).

Once you can do that, you've read enough.
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For #highered instructors, getting students to talk can be a real challenge, especially in big classes. So I thought I'd share some ideas for helping students (especially #FirstGen and students of color) feel comfortable sharing in class.
#AcademicTwitter
jessicacalarco.com/tips-tricks/20…
The blog post above has the full run-down, but to briefly summarize:

1) Set the tone early. On the first day, don't just review the syllabus. Start with a mini lesson that gets students thinking and talking and sharing.
2) Start with low stakes. Ask brainstorming questions that produce a list of responses and don't require knowledge of the readings.

3) Give students in-class discussion materials. Blog posts and video clips work great as concrete, culturally-relevant touchstones for discussion.
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I suppose we can safely say that now #TheFrighteners have been so successfully and publicly put on a certain sector their combined angst will spew a diarrhoea of spin & warp whilst trying to use THAT VERY THING to generate $£Es Some with automated AdTech software already bought.
2/ Some bought by gormless companies, by mistake, some in full knowledge or partial knowledge of what it could do. It will be interesting as time goes on to see who apparently DIDN'T CARE about the likely instigation of its more negative 'dark' capabilities looking to 'side-step'
3/ or even 'wrong-foot' Irish & EU regulation standards, & possibly law. This too is a kind of #climatechange & #ClimateAction in itself, a would be mammoth untouchable iceberg of 'dominion' & 'control' being melted out into an ocean of citizens' scrutiny & advancement for change
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As we close in on the start of a new #highered academic year, here’s a short thread on some easy things faculty can do to be good company for #trans students. #academictwitter
1. Don’t call roll. Instead, invite students to share their name. If there are discrepancies between your official roster and what they share, defer to the student without fanfare or hesitation.
2. Demand to teach your course in a building with all gender restrooms. If there aren’t any, ask why, and remind folks in your department you’ll ask the same thing be done next term, which gives them a few months to put pressure on administrators in your college/unit.
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A THREAD ON EPISTEMICIDE IN CRITICAL QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
1. I'm creating this thread to discuss how epistemicide is common in critical qual research, and why we must be vigilant of it.
#critqual #educolor #acaemictwitter #phdchat #phdadvice #qualitativeresearch #highered #phd
2. First - what is epistemicide? It is the erasure, dismissal of culturally-situated ways of learning and knowing that would otherwise be critical to creating knowledge (in qualitative research). This occurs to center dominant discourses. #academictwitter #highered #phdadvice
3. At a conference, I met an emerging scholar of color, who is working on race and identity from his sociolcultural position, but he was working with theories that had nothing to do with his work (Read: Dead, white French guys). #AcademicTwitter #phdforum #educolor #highered #phd
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CRITICAL #QUALITATIVERESEARCH THREAD

1. I was asked for some sources one could follow if one wanted to disrupt dominant methodologies while doing critical social science/educational research. This thread is my response. I hope you'll read & share. #AcademicTwitter #PhD #phdchat
2. First, my conceptualization of critical: anything that interrogates power relations, such as race, class, gender, intersectionality work, culture work, disability work, sexual orientation work, etc. #AcademicTwitter #PhD #phdchat #qualitaitvresearch #quallove
3. It's important to explore/document why you're drawn to this work/topic. Not through sterile academic reasoning but through sensory, embodied, experiences, inner calling. What were your critical milestones that brought you to this work, aspirations, fear, etc. #AcademicTwitter
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1/ If you haven’t seen it yet, one of the most important educational memos of my lifetime was just released by the @CalCommColleges today.

bit.ly/AA1840
#AB705
@CalCommColleges 2/ Building on legislation championed by @CollegeOpp and @ASM_Irwin, it summarizes a new beginning for understanding the capacity of #comm_college students & their actual preparation for college, & formalizing their right to progress naturally in their academic coursework. #AB705
@CalCommColleges @CollegeOpp @ASM_Irwin 3/ Together, this helps cement the emerging and truly revolutionary new understanding of #comm_college students (and students in #HigherEd generally) and appropriate placement and support for students as they begin college. #AB705
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Awful: A @Starbucks barista profiled & called the police on 2 Black male customers sitting in a cafe. 2.The customers, real estate brokers, were waiting for a third person. 3.Equally awful, the police handcuffed/criminalized the men for: #BlackInStarbucks? twitter.com/i/moments/9852…
2) @Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson: “Reprehensible outcome in Philadelphia event: “...express our deepest apologies to the two men who were arrested with a goal of doing whatever we can to make things right” #BlackInStarbucks news.starbucks.com/views/starbuck…
3)Think @Starbucks of family & career impact of picture in handcuffs & perp walk:“Woman Who Shared Philadelphia Starbucks Arrest Video Tells Her Story:video shared by Melissa DePino has been viewed more than four million times in less than 48 hours” @po_st po.st/lLLpw8
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“Lack of diversity persists among teaching staff at Canadian universities, colleges, report...wage gaps for women and racial minorities entrenched with little change over a decade...number of Black university teachers has barely budged in 10 years” #cdnpse thestar.com/news/gta/2018/…
Good to see CAUT release this report, building on our original scholarship in The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (2017). Faculty assocs, like senior admins, have been slow to address equity, esp racial equity, biases, bullying etc. It’s urgent
3)In this 2018 Academic Women’s Association study I show that there is also a significant diversity gap in Canadian university leadership, with astonishingly few Black and Indigenous ppl: “The Diversity Gap in University Leadership 2018” #cdnpse #highered uofaawa.wordpress.com/awa-diversity-…
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Monday, first topic: the journey to #scicomm.
There are plenty of ways to be involved in scicomm, as shown by the variety of hosts for this account.
I’ll discuss how I went from research to #scicomm, but I am curious about you.
What is your primary occupation?
If #scicomm is your primary occupation, which background do you have ?
If research is your primary occupation, what kind of #scicomm/outreach are you mostly involved in?
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Good morning (again). I am calmer though the rage remains unabated. Let’s talk about coping with white supremacy+gender bias as a WoC, constant undermining of those of us tagged as ‘high achievers’ and consequent imposter syndrome. Thread 👇🏽
I am not going to repeat the TONS of data pointing to the ways women of colour are marginalised and excluded.

Go google for yourself!

These are givens so am not going to pander so don’t @ me with ypur whitesplaining and mansplaining
There are specific forms particular to publishing and higher ed, the two UK industries I know best.

And if you missed the appalling, shameful results of the report on #GenderPayGap in publishing, I suggest you go look it up
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1. While revelations about sexual misconduct and assault are grabbing entertainment and political headlines, #HigherEducation leaders should be asking themselves about their own institutions.
2. There are over 3000 4 year degree granting institutions in the country and 1700 2 year institutions enrolling roughly 20 million students. Title IV institutions employ 3.9 million individuals.
3. @AAUniversities' 2015 climate survey showed that 23.1% of female undergraduates experienced "nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation since they enrolled at their university."
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.@TexasTribune aggregates TX Public #HigherEd sports spending.

TLDR: NCAA Athletics are a net (financial) drain on Students/Taxpayers/TX
My spreadsheet with 2014-15 & 2015-16 data

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
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