# 2019 07 01 tweets

RT @alxweb: I am heartbroken. This should concern everyone in higher ed, who cares about climate change research in the US, or who has ever…

Replying to @nowviskie, @JMU and @jmulibraries

I am super excited for you all, and can’t wait to see what you do!

Congratulations!

RT @AOC: There are 20,000 TOTAL Customs & Border Patrol agents in the US.

9,500 - almost HALF that number - are in a racist & sexually vio…

RT @humcommons: Have a ton of conferences, publications, and projects from the past year that you've yet to include on yr HC profile or sit…

A really interesting thread $$above and below$$. The horror unfolding at UA has been played out as death by a thousand cuts at lots of other state institutions: never so dramatic, but cumulatively the same effect. https://twitter.com/biblioracle/status/1146044631836188672

It is interesting how “trenchant” is often the right word for a thing that is really really good about a thing that is really really bad. Puts the “cutting” back in “incisive.” https://t.co/fo0efzIqWb

I am familiar with this mode of request…

This is a great program — very much looking forward to it! #HCTwitterConf19 https://twitter.com/MLAnews/status/1146403602036142080

Wow, that’s lovely. Congratulations and enjoy!

Seriously! It’s terrifying, and infuriating!

Relatively large chunks of roasted chicken, celery, almonds, light curried mayo, halved red grapes.

I am delighted to hear this, Sarah! Looking forward to hearing how the new gig goes.

OMG that’s the first time I’ve seen the black spot at the base of his tail! Am dead of cute.

I’ve been on there for a bit, and quite like it. I post to my own WP site and use the cross-posting option to have posts appear on http://micro.blog and on twitter.

RT @DrYoFiggy: The 2nd annual MSU Mentoring Underrepresented Studies in English $$MUSE$$ Program is open! Encourage your Undergrad Seniors/ M…

Need a little focused guidance on updating your digital presence? Join the #HCSummerRefresh! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1148249153144795136

RT @kfitz: Need a little focused guidance on updating your digital presence? Join the #HCSummerRefresh! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1148249153144795136

RT @gmbritton: Summer books in Higher Education from Johns Hopkins University Press. #2019IHENOW

I really want to know what a $10K/mo mortgage gets you in Kansas, and why you’re spending$3K/mo flying away from it.

$$PS: A monthly Bitcoin buy?$$ https://twitter.com/slangwise/status/1148640639707312128

Seriously!

Especially with a college fund for an as-yet unborn child. That’s \$100/day for two people?

RT @humcommons: Time is flying by! We're already at day 3 of the #HCSummerRefresh Workshop! Today we're focusing on the CORE Repository! Ha…

🤔

I am SO DELIGHTED.

I’m so sorry for your loss.

RT @briancroxall: Do you teach DH—in any form? @DianeJakacki and I are conducting a research study to understand who teaches DH and what th…

Oh man, see, that chicken pot pie totally woke me up. Savory pies are everything!

Conservationists may have picked this up from @nkjemisin? In any case, yikes. https://twitter.com/robertmoor_/status/1149346896735084545

God, his little clueless self! What a good boy.

RT @blros: Looking forward to our group discussion of @kfitz's Generous Thinking this afternoon, and glad to have colleagues at @kulibrarie…

RT @ersatzben: I really enjoyed @kfitz book Generous Thinking... A big, ambitious call to reorient the academic mindset towards listening a…

RT @gworthey: That is EXACTLY what it means.

RT @msulibraries: Join the DS Lab in a virtual summer reading group. This month we're reading The University by Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Chec…

This is an extremely thoughtful review, one that raises a lot of questions that — @ryanaboyd is right to note — #GenerousThinking doesn’t fully explore. I’m grateful for the reading, and for the prod toward more! https://twitter.com/LAReviewofBooks/status/1150745599681146880

RT @cplong: It was heartening to read @ryanaboyd’s review of @kfitz’s Generous Thinking in the @LAReviewofBooks. At the end, he says he’d l…

RT @ryanaboyd: Can the American university be saved? A new book argues yes—maybe—and I wrote about it for the @LAReviewofBooks. https://t.c…

RT @gmbritton: "Generous Thinking is an important book, not just for professors ... but for anyone concerned about the nation’s trajectory.…

RT @dacolon: I am devastated & traumatized by the news around the death of Dr. Suzanne Eaton. I mourn her loss. My heart goes out to her fa…

RT @unibcarlson: This is going to be groovy... https://conference.hcommons.org/schedule/

RT @achdotorg: NOTE: The date for getting your slide in is THURSDAY, JULY 25, by 12 NOON. The Job Slam is happening on Friday, 7/26, during…

RT @CCAS_Dean: Thank you @drreznicek for recommending this inspiring book by @kfitz. A truly original approach to demonstrating the public…

Following this Twitter conference today; it’s been fantastic so far! Thanks to @annetiquate and @caitduffy49 for putting together such a fantastic program! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1151838410828582912

This is enormously exciting! Congratulations, all! https://twitter.com/alicetiara/status/1153259204007907328

RT @MLAnews: Looking to update your Humanities Commons presence? Register for the second Humanities Commons Summer Refresh Workshop, offere…

RT @humcommons: We have reached 18,000 members!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

RT @stevesilberman: This is one of the most poignant signs I've ever read in my life, to be installed at the former Okjökull glacier in Bor…

RT @JGenEdu: Announcing: @JGenEdu's "Reviewer of the Year" Award! The new award will recognize one JGE reviewer per academic year who exemp…

From someone running as hard as she can to help an enormously successful scholcomm platform achieve sustainability: HELL YES. To all of this. https://twitter.com/Educopia/status/1153666947344715776

RT @veek: That @achdotorg exec meeting was 🔥. You don't even know. And the #ach2019 conference is just beginning! Stay tuned for exciting a…

So happy.

I’ve been using @freedom ever since @ayjay recommended it as a means of turning off distractions and focusing in on writing. #GenerousThinking benefited from it enormously. +

The @freedom folks wanted to know more, so I talked with them about it! https://twitter.com/freedom/status/1154062447084486656

Exactly. Everything distracting/anxiety-producing is unavailable to me for the first couple of hours of the morning. Makes a huge difference to my ability to focus.

I wasn’t sure which cabinet of scoundrels you were referring to until I saw how you spelled “honour.”

*sigh*

As the kids used to say, this. #ACH2019 has been amazing so far! https://twitter.com/scott_bot/status/1154116471271895040

I missed this announcement earlier. This is HUGE! Congratulations, all! https://twitter.com/mkgold/status/1154118798951243776

RT @sbaycheng: Still working my way through @kfitz's book on Generous Thinking & the university. Today's revelation comes in chp. 4, where…

This is today. I’ll hope to hear how the discussion goes! #GenerousThinking https://twitter.com/PSUOpenCoLab/status/1153824955512971265

Thanks for letting me know! $$My timing was apparently off\.$$

I’m so glad it went well, and I hope that the productive conversations continue.

I talked a bit with @NickjpMayo at @timeshighered about the increasingly mythical 40/40/20 academic workload. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/paid-research-time-vanishing-privilege-modern-academics $$readable with free login$$ +

One point of clarification: the distinction I was drawing was between faculty on 12-month contracts and faculty on 9-month contracts. +

Both are “full time” and both may be “permanent,” but 9mo faculty using their summers for research aren’t being paid for it. +

Calling their workloads 40/40/20 relies on their volunteer contribution of unpaid time. +

The situation is far, far worse for adjuncts and other temporary faculty, but I don’t want this distinction among full-time/permanent faculty to be overlooked.

At my institution $$and others that I know of$$, it’s quite clear: faculty on 12-month contracts are paid for 12 months. Those on 9-month contracts are not.

There are load of other hierarchies and disparities, absolutely — all part of the infinite divisions of institutional employment types that keep us from coming together and finding solidarity.

Understood, and agreed. But I’ll stand by the point I was making: if 40% of your job — and in fact the 40% on which your evaluation most depends — requires the voluntary donation of time during which you aren’t being paid, your workload isn’t really 40/40/20.

Thank you! It’s great to see the article and the many voices in it, which are thoughtful and provocative.

Sitting in the @achdotorg annual general meeting at #ACH2019, thinking about where my fierce attachment to this organization and my excitement about this meeting come from. +

I’ve heard @miriamkp quoted several times here at #ACH2019: Commit to DH people, not DH projects. That ethos, that commitment to relationships and to community, is part of what has made this meeting so fantastic. +

#ACH2019 has been energizing and inspiring, and I’m looking forward to getting back to work on the various community- and sustainability-building projects in front of me. +

First, though, my most heartfelt thanks to @jenguiliano @roopikarisam @adlangmead and @mkgold, conference co-chairs extraordinaire, for everything they did to make #ACH2019 a reality. +

And thank you to the cast of dozens — members of the program committee, members of the local organizing team, volunteers, and more — who worked like crazy to make #ACH2019 a success. +

And thanks to everyone who came to Pittsburgh and shared their work, their experience, and themselves. It’s people like those at #ACH2019 who make DH worth committing to.

RT @lmrhody: In the spirit of recognizing labor & the conversations that led us to #ACH2019 as well as the language people above projects i…

I’d love that!

You were $$are$$ much missed! ❤️

Or grant proposal shorthand for how AWESOME the project is going to be. #ACH2019

This rings far too true. We must do better. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Becoming-Full-Professor-While/246743

RT @MLAnews: The second round of the #HCSummerRefresh workshop will be held from Monday, 8/5 to Friday, 8/9. If you've been meaning to upda…

Replying to @brettbobley, @unsworth and @UVAITS

Argh O365 searching is the worst. At least half the time searching for a message from a specific contact doesn’t turn it up, but searching for that person’s last name as a term does.

Replying to @jbj, @brettbobley, @unsworth and @UVAITS

The apparent barriers to collaboration among 365 developers are ironic indeed. I have long wanted to introduce the Mac Outlook team to the iOS Outlook team. They should get to know each other!