95th Annual Conference July 10 – 14th, 2019
Loyola University in Chicago, IL
2019 Registration is closed.
Please contact the SVHE office if you would like to attend the meeting.
“The Conflict of the Faculties: Scarcity and Competition in Higher Education.”
(please note, you will be given a copy at conference check-in. No need to print)
Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:00pm
For more than fifteen years, anthropologist Susan D. Blum has been trying to understand the milieu in which she lives her professional, academic life. In My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture she tried to make sense of what was an apparent panic of plagiarism, which led to a greater understanding of students’ goals for attending college. In “I Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College she went deeper, to try to understand both how humans learn in general and how learning in school differs from this. Since then she has been continuing her own radical pedagogical experiments to try to bring learning and schooling into better alignment. It is a work in progress, not an airtight system. Her talk is honest, and committed to the value of student learning even in a system that emphasizes credentials, achievement, and, far too often, corner-cutting.