Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 197.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 08:45:12 +0100
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Francois Lachance)
Subject: Curriculum & Administration
I want to propose a shift in the top-down discourse that marks Mel's
postings and suggest that the relation in-out be explored (which some
clever wag might convert into a before and after).
Should administrative skills be part of training in humanities computing?
After all, most graduates will _not_ be employed in the academy itself and
those that are employed in the academy may have to carry significant
administrative responsibilities. And just where would the case studies for
such training come from?
What place should preparation for research, preparation for teaching and
preparation for administration hold in the humanities computing programs
that are emerging?
I ask because "administration" can encompass activities that range from
governance to clerking. I also ask because a goodly portion of academic
torch-passing involves role-modeling and mentoring -- and a humanist no
matter be they located at the top or bottom, the inside or the outside,
is expected to act with a historical sensitivity to the before and after,
much like an administrator/manager.
-- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/ivt.htm per Interactivity ad Virtuality via Textuality
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