9.330 vox et...; colleges; careers

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 29 Nov 1995 18:45:35 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 330.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Jim Marchand <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> (6)
Subject: vox et praeterea nihil

[2] From: JAMES GUTHRIE <JGUTHRIE@corvus.wright.edu> (20)
Subject: Re: 9.323 the residential college

[3] From: pharriman@acs.wooster.edu (25)
Subject: Interdisciplinary careers

Date: Tue, 29 Nov 95 10:09:25 CST
From: Jim Marchand <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: vox et praeterea nihil

This is a quotation from Plutarch, on the man who plucked a nightingale and
found little left; he concluded that there was a "voice/song and little
else". It is often misused these days as a put down for someone you
consider a loud-mouth, but in the good old days it meant "only a song".
Being bookless for the moment, I cannot look it up for you, but I remember
it well.
Jim Marchand.

Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 21:31:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Humanist <mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: 9.323 the residential college

[with reference to 9.323 on residential colleges from Dr. Robert J. O'Hara
Senior Tutor, Cornelia Strong College, The University of North Carolina
at Greensboro]

Bob -- be sure to add to your list of residential colleges the one at
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I graduated from there in
1973, and the Res. Col. has been around since (I think) 1968. After
almost three decades, the College is still going strong.

Jim Guthrie / Wright State University

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 12:36:26 -0500
From: pharriman@acs.wooster.edu
Subject:Interdisciplinary careers

Michael Guest <kfguest@la.shizuoka.ac.jp> wrote:

>I would appreciate your ideas about what type of career opportunities you
>believe might present themselves to students who have graduated from a
>university course based on a combination of humanities (especially
>communications, culture orientated subjects) and computer science subjects.

Academic Computing!

Computing is such a young field that there exist no standards for
curriculum or training, no recognized terminal degree. The combination you
describe above would serve quite well--academic computing needs more
humanists. I fell into my career after creating my own interdisciplinary
bachelor's degree combining music and anthropology and then studying for a
year in seminary and I can't imagine a better fit for me.

Many have been quite successful Directors of Academic Computing with a
bachelor's degree. The pay isn't great compared to the private sector but
is usually better than that of a junior faculty position, and you get to do
everything from explain for the nth time how to change the fonts of
footnotes to plan computerized seminar rooms to dealing with student
hackers to setting software standards to helping to birth the Web to
reading and writing for HUMANIST to ...


Philip Harriman, Director of Academic Computing
The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 44691
pharriman@acs.wooster.edu * (216) 263-2283 * (216) 263-2516 fax