The Zero Sum Game

While speaking to the manufacturing industry, W. Edwards Deming once said that competition is our ruination and that cooperation is the only path to success.   As scholars, we must learn to value excellence in its many and varied forms… Read More ›

Academic Tribalism

Academic Tribalism Academic Tribalism – A great article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on how disciplinary silos can prevent scholars from reaching their potential.  While academic tribalism (specialization) is clearly required in order to create depth of knowledge; the… Read More ›

On The Road to Nowhere?

I am a scholar.  Merriam-Webster defines a scholar as a learned person and scholarship as “the charter, qualities, activity, or attainments of a scholar; learning.”  So, being a scholar must necessarily be inextricably linked to learning, right?  In my little slice of… Read More ›