In a new post on The Trend, the MLA’s director of research, David Laurence, considers implications of a recent study from Northwestern University examining teaching outcomes among full-time tenure-track and non-tenure-track instructors. Recognizing the polemical uses to which the study’s results could be put, Laurence cautions readers about the ways coverage of the study may misinterpret or misrepresent the data… Read more »
Monthly Archives: October 2013
Inside Higher Ed reports that the MLA’s executive director, Rosemary G. Feal, urged college officials to foster collaboration, prepare proficient teachers, use technology, and encourage heritage language speakers when she spoke at the University of Maryland’s Languages for All? conference, where Feal addressed the role of higher education in advocating the value of languages to… Read more »
The Columbia University Maison Française will hold a roundtable discussion, “The Humanities and the MLA Today,” on Monday, 21 October, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the East Gallery, Buell Hall, on the Columbia campus. Participating in the roundtable will be Marianne Hirsch, 2013 MLA president; Mary Louise Pratt, former MLA president; Simon Gikandi, PMLA editor; Pierre Force, dean of… Read more »
Want to know what goes on behind the scenes at MLA headquarters? In recent blog posts for PhDs at Work, Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the MLA, gives readers a glimpse of her days—and nights—working for the association and details the path that led her to the MLA.
The MLA, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Chicago Humanities Festival are sponsoring a humanities summit, which will be held on Thursday, 9 January, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago. The event will expand on the conversation started by The Heart of… Read more »