All of this is in progress and some of it will be awful.

American Higher Ed

Posted on Wednesday May 31st, 2017 at 11:02 am by Kyle Vanderburg

"The question arises how our own intellectual traditions, both scientific and humanistic, will be affected by the current transformation of the American university along the lines of a business enterprise. We are told that there are exciting efficiencies to be realized by replacing face-to-face instruction with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). However appropriate-even ideal-they may be for instruction in some narrow technical matters (I am a big user of YouTube instructional ideas on topics like computer-aided design, and how to build electronic fuel injection systems), in the arts and sciences we should take notice that MOOCs divorce the articulate content of a field from personal interaction with a teacher who has made it his vocation to live with the field's questions. There is, then, a certain harmony between these institutional developments and our deep supposition that the ideal of perfect "clarity"-of precise formalization-is both possible and desirable and that, if realized, it would make any field transmissible by impersonal means. But let us heed Polanyi's warning that "the ideal of eliminating all personal elements of knowledge would, in effect, aim at the destruction of all knowledge."

Matthew Crawford, The World Beyond Your Head, pp. 138-39.

Budget Cuts 20170516

Posted on Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 2:43 am by Kyle Vanderburg

Budget Cuts 20170515

Posted on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 1:55 am by Kyle Vanderburg

Saxophone and Electronics Titles

Posted on Monday May 15th, 2017 at 12:55 pm by Kyle Vanderburg

I've been away the last week due to grading final papers and projects. But here are some more title ideas for the Saxophone and Electronics piece:

In Over Your Head
Penny wise but pound foolish
Civil List

Budget Cuts 20170506-A

Posted on Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 8:04 pm by Kyle Vanderburg

Budget Cuts 20170506

Posted on Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 2:03 pm by Kyle Vanderburg

Budget Cuts 20170503

Posted on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 at 12:35 am by Kyle Vanderburg

Budget Cuts 20170502

Posted on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 at 12:08 am by Kyle Vanderburg

Updated Piece Title Possibilities for Saxophone and Electronics

Posted on Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 at 1:26 am by Kyle Vanderburg

Self-Fulfilling Prophesy
The Matthew Effect (See Wikipedia)
To the Point of No Return
Sustained Irresponsibility
Entropy in Reverse
Snowball Effect

Saxophone-Electronics title ideas

Posted on Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 2:13 pm by Kyle Vanderburg

Thought: Overworked and underpaid. 

Financial Sounding Words:
Balance sheet

Financial Euphemisms?
Fiscal Downgrowth

Check budget documents