2019 04 01 tweets

Back during the polar vortex, I was supposed to give a talk at @purduefw, but windchills were below -30, and they wisely closed, and I was SO HAPPY not to have to make the drive, which had me a teeny bit anxious. +

Mon Apr 01 23:25:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @purduefw

So we rescheduled. For tomorrow! I’ll be there talking about generosity and working in public at 4pm. Would love to see you there.

Mon Apr 01 23:26:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Yay, congrats!

Tue Apr 02 09:41:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

It’s super exciting! I will look forward to raising a glass to this news with you in just a few weeks! 🥂

Tue Apr 02 14:47:59 +0000 2019

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Me too! I did want to let y’all know, though, that it’s very sweet of you to try to make me feel better about our utterly crap political situation by miring yourselves in a Parliamentary Groundhog Day, but it’s really not necessary. I’ll feel at home regardless!

Tue Apr 02 14:55:16 +0000 2019

The mastodon and the platypus are BFFs. Thanks, @purduefw, for a great visit yesterday!

Wed Apr 03 14:19:28 +0000 2019

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

This is somehow unsurprising.

Thu Apr 04 16:17:20 +0000 2019

Did I seriously spend a full two seconds wondering what kind of vegetable soup comes in a box and what it was doing in my hotel bathroom? \(Yes, yes I did\.\)

Fri Apr 05 20:26:26 +0000 2019

On my way to St. Louis for #cni19s, where I’ll be talking about #GenerousThinking, sustainability, and solidarity. Looking forward to the conversations there!

Sun Apr 07 14:26:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @thomasgpadilla


Sun Apr 07 14:30:54 +0000 2019

Replying to @ryancordell

Excellent! See you soon.

Sun Apr 07 17:27:21 +0000 2019

Replying to @hjoseph

Yikes, that’s a lot. I will look forward to waving hello as you speed by. 😕

Sun Apr 07 17:43:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

A generous offer from @JHUPress! https://twitter.com/JHUPress/status/1115263007196688384

Mon Apr 08 14:41:30 +0000 2019

Replying to @moncia, @UDLibrary, @paigecmorgan, @kayla_lib and @galarzaalex

THAT is a brilliant team! Congratulations, all, and well done, @UDLibrary!

Mon Apr 08 14:57:02 +0000 2019

30 minutes ‘til showtime. I am fired up and ready to go. https://twitter.com/JHUPress/status/1115263007196688384

Mon Apr 08 17:46:52 +0000 2019

Replying to @tressiemcphd and @mchris4duke

The quote in question. :)

Mon Apr 08 20:14:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @mchris4duke

I didn’t want to say that too bluntly, but… yeah.

Mon Apr 08 20:16:31 +0000 2019

RT @mchris4duke: This is some magical combination of sermon and lecture and rallying call and I’m loving it @kfitz #cni19s

Mon Apr 08 20:17:37 +0000 2019

RT @ryancordell: At #cni19s @kfitz lays out the ways that tenure & promotion guidelines, institutional competition, & the prestige economy…

Mon Apr 08 21:06:29 +0000 2019

RT @kline_pope: @kfitz @cni_org plenary talk thoughtful and thought provoking. Realistic and inspiring at the same time. So wonderful that…

Mon Apr 08 21:07:47 +0000 2019

Replying to @hjoseph

Thank you so much! You are the best — so looking forward to seeing what we might do next.

Tue Apr 09 02:59:40 +0000 2019

Replying to @hjoseph and @ctitusbrown

Backatcha, @hjoseph :)

Tue Apr 09 03:00:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @lesliekwchan, @hjoseph and @ctitusbrown

Honestly, @lesliekwchan, I owe it all to you — you set me off down this path with that talk about AnthroSource \(sigh\) so many years ago…

Tue Apr 09 14:13:51 +0000 2019

That is a gorgeous stack of books. I’m delighted to be among them! https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1115662089757106177

Tue Apr 09 17:54:47 +0000 2019

Huge thanks to @cni_org for inviting me to speak at such an amazing meeting. There’s something in the air: I heard tons about community, collaboration, and refusing privatization over the last two days. I’m grateful to have gotten to be part of those conversations. #cni19s

Tue Apr 09 21:21:47 +0000 2019

Replying to @brandontlocke


Tue Apr 09 21:44:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @notapipepodcast

I’d be delighted!

Tue Apr 09 21:46:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @wynkenhimself

They’re the best. It’s like Cagney and Lacey if the network hadn’t been run by sexist assholes.

Tue Apr 09 21:55:37 +0000 2019

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @kzwa and @sharonmleon

turned me onto them, by sending me to Happy Valley first, after which there was a Sally Wainwright binge. At the right moment — when you can deal with familial drama — you should try Last Tango in Halifax too.

Tue Apr 09 21:59:26 +0000 2019

Yes, yes, yes. This is the thing I was after in the opening to GENEROUS THINKING. https://twitter.com/kwazana/status/1115676193842315264

Wed Apr 10 01:55:12 +0000 2019

Okay somebody dumped a bunch of white stuff all over my yard overnight and I am not happy about it.

Thu Apr 11 09:38:39 +0000 2019

Replying to @BerondaM

Utterly unacceptable.

Thu Apr 11 10:39:00 +0000 2019

Replying to @CameronNeylon


Thu Apr 11 10:44:21 +0000 2019

In other news, I’ve got a piece out this morning in @timeshighered, arguing that rankings-based competition among institutions of higher education is doing us far more damage than good. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/universities-should-be-working-greater-good

Thu Apr 11 10:48:31 +0000 2019

\(I am not insensible to the irony\.\)

Thu Apr 11 10:48:53 +0000 2019

Replying to @CameronNeylon

It is, so far as I know!

Thu Apr 11 10:56:17 +0000 2019

Replying to @lesliekwchan and @timeshighered

I think it can be gotten to with a free registration.

Thu Apr 11 11:44:03 +0000 2019

RT @PsychScientists: HE is currently losing a moral battle with neoliberalism :( https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1116291933767372800

Thu Apr 11 11:45:15 +0000 2019

RT @BetonBrutopia: Good this: success depends on who has the privilege to say 'no'. https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1116291933767372800

Thu Apr 11 11:45:19 +0000 2019

RT @cplong: Hey @jsalem75, did you see the amazing @JulianChambliss talking about how the @msulibraries comics collection opens a "window o…

Thu Apr 11 11:45:47 +0000 2019

RT @sarakcuster: What if universities measured excellence by the degree to which they measure up to their values? @kfitz asks in the one of…

Thu Apr 11 11:53:39 +0000 2019

Replying to @lesliekwchan, @timeshighered, @THEworldunirank, @UWankings, @RickyPo and @buddhall

Ah! That does not come up in my piece. I’ll send you a version ASAP.

Thu Apr 11 12:18:00 +0000 2019

RT @timeshighered: “So many mechanisms reinforce that sense of never-ending competition. They include research analytics dashboards, rankin…

Thu Apr 11 12:25:29 +0000 2019

Great news — congratulations, @CawthorneJon! https://twitter.com/jsalem75/status/1116097798146002945

Thu Apr 11 13:21:38 +0000 2019

RT @petersuber: From @kfitz: "Excellence & prestige & the competitiveness that fuels their pursuit are too often based in marketing...rathe…

Thu Apr 11 14:39:51 +0000 2019

RT @JHUPress: Thank you for all of our many entrants! Our three lucky winners of copies of @kfitz's "Generous Thinking" have been selected…

Thu Apr 11 17:24:01 +0000 2019

RT @timeshighered: “What might become possible if we re-embraced our own values, from the ground up? What if we were to begin to understand…

Thu Apr 11 17:49:30 +0000 2019

Attn #msudh! https://twitter.com/firegythia/status/1116389588988256257

Thu Apr 11 18:11:41 +0000 2019

RT @Stephen_Curry: Agree with every single word of this. 1/ https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1116291933767372800

Thu Apr 11 23:08:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @whereisdaz and @timeshighered


Thu Apr 11 23:09:14 +0000 2019

RT @gmbritton: Brilliant essay by @kfitz on realigning the work of universities. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/universities-should-be-working-greater-good via @timeshighered (with slightly…

Fri Apr 12 15:59:48 +0000 2019

RT @MiedemaF: @kfitz @SciTransit @ResMetrics @METRICStanford @DORAssessment I am reading ‘Generous Thinking’ by @kfitz About how academia a…

Sun Apr 14 19:13:15 +0000 2019

RT @BerondaM: SIGH!!!
April snow...
Spring, please forgive us for what we have done to offend you and come to stay. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwRl9TKgrVf/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=ydckv2vscvic

Mon Apr 15 11:52:19 +0000 2019

Dear god, this is devastating. https://twitter.com/patrickgaley/status/1117848909877895171

Mon Apr 15 18:06:37 +0000 2019

RT @jeroenson: Look what the mail brought me today! @kfitz - And luckily there’s plenty of time for reading this 🐣 weekend! / @gmbritton ht…

Tue Apr 16 16:37:01 +0000 2019

RT @ekansa: Please give a keynote at all the #archaeology conferences. We have had debacles of racism, sexual assualt, and the continued do…

Tue Apr 16 16:50:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @ekansa

This is painfully true across the academy. Those whose bad behavior has for too long been indulged have succeeded at enormous cost to too many others. And it’s a description as applicable to institutions as to individuals.

Tue Apr 16 16:54:10 +0000 2019

RT @electricarchaeo: A cup of coffee, a new book to read, sunshine...

Tue Apr 16 21:34:38 +0000 2019

Replying to @profwernimont

Sending hugs, Jacque — it’s so awful that we all continue to live with this.

Tue Apr 16 22:35:29 +0000 2019

RT @gmbritton: @kfitz addresses this very question in Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University https://t.co/yf0cwAUz…

Thu Apr 18 11:56:09 +0000 2019

Replying to @martin_eve

I’m so sorry to hear this, Martin — sending you all best wishes and hopes for better soon.

Thu Apr 18 21:04:20 +0000 2019

That is a great looking fall lineup! https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1118882314916892678

Fri Apr 19 00:18:29 +0000 2019

A brief thread in this holiest of seasons. https://twitter.com/chutry/status/1119674642980069378

Sat Apr 20 19:37:24 +0000 2019

An important reminder of some key initiatives. That said, I don’t think my conclusion is gloomy — just a warning that initiatives like these depend on institutional commitment to change, and that isn’t assured. https://twitter.com/MiedemaF/status/1119930769366032384

Sun Apr 21 12:11:23 +0000 2019

RT @S_Insley_H: I hereby give you permission to be smug af if you’ve paid off or nearly paid off your loans. Print t-shirts, shout it from…

Mon Apr 22 17:35:48 +0000 2019

Replying to @LibSkrat, @smbrms, @wilbanks, @thecorkboard and @panoptigoth

Hey, congrats!!! So great.

Mon Apr 22 20:31:07 +0000 2019

RT @SMDreller: YES to this 100x & you don't even need to create your own site right away. Start by using the @humcommons profile page -- it…

Tue Apr 23 17:27:23 +0000 2019

O hai. https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1120784347248910336

Tue Apr 23 20:41:30 +0000 2019

I’m delighted that my keynote from #cni19s, Generous Thinking: Solidarity, Sustainability, and the Common Good, is now up on Vimeo \(https://vimeo\.com/330154852\) and YouTube \(https://youtu\.be/1C23uT3xNpw\).

Tue Apr 23 22:42:09 +0000 2019

\(I will admit, though, that I sound \*weird\* to myself here\. My amplified voice was bouncing back at me a split\-second behind, and so I feel like I’m tripping over my own words\.\)

Tue Apr 23 22:44:41 +0000 2019

Replying to @ByzCapp and @LEADR_MSU

HUGE congratulations!!! I am super excited, not least for the things we'll be able to collaborate on in #msudh!

Thu Apr 25 00:00:02 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

A digital presence workshop for English grad students, from @JulianChambliss. \(cc @humcommons\) https://twitter.com/JulianChambliss/status/1121543383955247110

Thu Apr 25 22:42:30 +0000 2019

Here’s how I know it’s almost summer: My dreams for the last nine months have been nothing but stress dreams. I’m at a conference and can’t find my way back to the third floor because the elevators on this side of the hotel only go to floors 53 and ... https://kfitz.info/25-april-2019-1928/

Thu Apr 25 23:34:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I’m so, so sorry. :(

Thu Apr 25 23:47:10 +0000 2019

RT @Tim_Org: The idea that Stanford - one of the wealthiest private universities in the world - can't afford to support scholarly publishin…

Fri Apr 26 20:46:43 +0000 2019

It is the END of APRIL. And I have to fly through ORD tomorrow night. I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS. https://twitter.com/wttw/status/1121877785407119360

Fri Apr 26 21:15:02 +0000 2019

Replying to @bfister

Just unacceptable.

Fri Apr 26 22:32:41 +0000 2019

Replying to @bfister

Ugh, indeed. And the Japanese magnolia outside my office building is *just* about to break into full bloom!

Fri Apr 26 22:38:02 +0000 2019

Replying to @bfister


Fri Apr 26 22:45:13 +0000 2019

Replying to @modernmuchness and @unsworth

I have thought for years about a story of @jmittell’s about his daughter, born around the same time the family got a TiVo, looking at him with utter disbelief when at a relative’s house he tried to explain that her favorite show wasn’t “on.”

Fri Apr 26 22:53:05 +0000 2019

Replying to @jackjewers

Is it just me or has Busby already doubled in size?

Sat Apr 27 17:59:57 +0000 2019

HUGE congratulations, @AudreyBilger! https://twitter.com/Reed_College_/status/1122224827836841985

Sat Apr 27 20:10:58 +0000 2019

Okay! LAN-ORD-LHR, take two. Maybe today I will actually make it out of the house!

Sun Apr 28 13:26:39 +0000 2019

Replying to @ADeRogatis

Safe travels to you, too!

Sun Apr 28 13:39:50 +0000 2019

I’ve signed. #IStandwithSUP https://twitter.com/ZacharyLesser/status/1122409838271709184

Sun Apr 28 14:17:10 +0000 2019

Indeed. Transforming knowledge production and dissemination into a site for revenue production leads us here — the antithesis of generous thinking. https://twitter.com/dennismhogan/status/1122141916685058048

Sun Apr 28 15:33:12 +0000 2019

RT @richove: Excited to start reading this - a generous gift from ⁦⁦@kfitz⁩ a wonderful colleague on the board of ⁦@CLIRnews⁩ https://t.co/…

Tue Apr 30 07:06:36 +0000 2019

Not the worst view I’ve ever had from a hotel room window.

Tue Apr 30 07:14:38 +0000 2019