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Flogging books

The Editors: The following email conversation took place after writer and former comp dog Barry Roberts Greer took Timmy Mayers to task on insidehighered.com for saying Greer used the IHE comment boards to “flog” his indie books. Timothy Mayers teaches English at Millersville…


Once more unto the breach

Okay, if you’re new to college teaching as a grad student or one of those former grad students hired off the street to meet enrollment demand, we recommend reading the following title to hang onto your mental health: “Notes from the Academic Underground,”…


Chapter 8 — Yes it does flow downhill (draft)

Editors Note: The usual disclaimer. What follows is fiction by Barry Roberts Greer printed here, though we plan to distance ourselves from any association once our commitment to publish the draft is fulfilled. We had no idea he intended to to this. Chapter…


Oregon State University and the end of literacy

Disclaimer We love to publish Barry Roberts Greer but disavow affiliation with anything he writes, says, or does now or after he’s dead. Introduction We had Barry Roberts Greer report on the 60% figure used in the media as the percentage of non-tenure-able…