Over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure to talk with Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Robin Wilson on a couple of occasions about promoting philosophy and the role of faculty senates on campus. She has a nice three part series titled “Avoiding the Ax.” All are behind a pay wall, but they include: An interview with APA director Amy Ferrer, a discussion about avoiding elimination where my colleague and former department chair, Grodon Pettit, is interviewed, and three suggestions on supporting philosophy.
Some of these topics may seem familiar to regular readers of the Leiter Reports from some of my previous posts over the last two years. Here are just a few that readers who missed them might find instructive.
- University Structure and the Success and Failure of Philosophy
- Growing, Improving, and Diversifying Philosophy, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
- Evaluating Philosophy Programs: A Cautionary Tale about the IBHE