2019 12 01 tweets

More reflections on generosity and its models. \(With thanks to @electricarchaeo for a brilliant example\.\) https://kfitz.info/generosity-humility-vulnerability/

Sun Dec 01 20:13:59 +0000 2019

Replying to @electricarchaeo

Shawn’s amazing new book, _Failing Gloriously_, is out today. Run, do not walk, to your web browser: https://thedigitalpress.org/failing-gloriously/

Sun Dec 01 20:15:41 +0000 2019

Replying to @ekansa and @electricarchaeo

It is — as is your foreword! Thanks so much for that.

Sun Dec 01 20:29:29 +0000 2019

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I *love* following you through this, as so much else. <3

Sun Dec 01 22:02:33 +0000 2019

“Failing gloriously is a collective endeavor because it depends on imagining how things could be different. To do that requires engaging with people who do not look like you, who do not come from the same places or traditions as you…. +

Sun Dec 01 22:19:48 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

…Failing gloriously is an exhortation to build spaces that make it safe for others to have the same freedom to make mistakes, tinker, iterate, and imagine better.” —@electricarchaeo

Sun Dec 01 22:20:23 +0000 2019

Replying to @eetempleton

Even with my flawed punctuation, it’s totally worth it!

Sun Dec 01 22:24:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @electricarchaeo

So. Much. I am honored to get to be in dialog with it!

Sun Dec 01 23:10:23 +0000 2019

Sending good wishes and solidarity to all on #UCUStrike. https://twitter.com/ucu/status/1201440085205553153

Mon Dec 02 11:25:22 +0000 2019

JHUP \( @JHUPress \) is celebrating the holidays with 40% off all books and free media mail shipping with the code HHOL. Lots of amazing stuff for your critical university studies needs!

Mon Dec 02 12:04:44 +0000 2019

RT @padrianfried: "What if the purpose of higher education were not personal achievement ... but instead ... the building of communities? A…

Mon Dec 02 14:15:13 +0000 2019

Humanities Commons is THREE! Come join us as we celebrate. @humcommons https://team.hcommons.org

Mon Dec 02 20:05:30 +0000 2019

RT @billhd: An update from your favorite dreamy montotreme! https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1201593253704937472

Mon Dec 02 22:07:03 +0000 2019

RT @terrainsvagues: Happy birthday, @humcommons! https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1201593253704937472

Mon Dec 02 22:07:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @DawnOpel and @fbcmich

Huge, congratulations, Dawn! What great work to get to do — and what a great person to do it!

Tue Dec 03 01:32:59 +0000 2019

#Solidarity with the graduate students at Harvard, both those beginning an indefinite strike today and those leading the protest against the tenure denial of Professor Lorgia García-Peña. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxDSWy2NLjAdH-IvuQrz9j-iWTwDHU6Zhs0HcxQ1HErIzrAA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3y_O4w7juxBfZFIQPPrIfE9w7nHfhzu5f6dS_s8Y6nW0ofnC4Ekk9zXQM https://twitter.com/hgsuuaw/status/1201685865443053568

Tue Dec 03 14:49:15 +0000 2019

RT @humcommons: Help us to celebrate! Over the past three years, we’ve grown to 19,000 members, thousands of CORE deposits, and hundreds of…

Tue Dec 03 15:02:49 +0000 2019

RT @LibraryRaya: What better day to hear about “generous thinking” than on GivingBlueday? Thanks to @kfitz for an excellent talk that gener…

Wed Dec 04 00:03:22 +0000 2019

I’m sorry to see Kamala Harris out of the race \(though I’m certain we have not heard the last from her\). But here’s the thing: I’m seeing a lot of “she’s polling higher than Bloomberg but the media says she’s done and he’s just getting started!” +

Wed Dec 04 01:02:08 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

And there is undoubtedly race and gender behind that. But, seriously: who do y’all think he is going to spend all that money with? OF COURSE the media wants him to be just getting started.

Wed Dec 04 01:03:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

We have to pull advertising dollars out of electoral politics.

Wed Dec 04 01:04:31 +0000 2019

I do hope you, like me, keep thinking #GetTFO. Because really. https://twitter.com/MsPhelps/status/1201927161625632768

Wed Dec 04 13:54:59 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Unrelated: Humanities Commons is celebrating its third birthday! It’s completely open-access and sponsored by scholarly societies and institutions. Another world is possible. @humcommons http://hcommons.org

Wed Dec 04 13:59:41 +0000 2019

At the risk of repeating myself: I *loved* this book. https://twitter.com/fsgbooks/status/1202030003975835650

Wed Dec 04 15:18:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @soledadobrien

I just assumed that it had to do with jazz hands.

Wed Dec 04 19:17:46 +0000 2019

Delighted and grateful to have Generous Thinking included on this list! https://twitter.com/biblioracle/status/1202946826535657476

Fri Dec 06 13:46:11 +0000 2019

RT @humcommons: Congrats, @cunycommons!! 🎉🎉 https://twitter.com/mkgold/status/1202965538697351170

Fri Dec 06 17:59:34 +0000 2019

So sorry to be missing this talk while on the road, or in the air, as the case may be! @clboyles https://twitter.com/kristinarola/status/1202990157865070592

Fri Dec 06 18:19:33 +0000 2019

RT @UM_Dearborn: In an era of growing skepticism about the value of #highereducation, Kathleen Fitzpatrick \(@kfitz\) says universities shoul…

Fri Dec 06 20:46:32 +0000 2019

Replying to @sharonmleon and @EthanWatrall

Did you have a customized start/end date on that class? I wonder if they got the end date wrong…

Sat Dec 07 20:24:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @mfsenseney

Hey, thanks! That makes my day.

Mon Dec 09 17:45:38 +0000 2019

RT @mfsenseney: @kfitz I definitely gave myself Generous Thinking as an early Christmas gift. It's on my nightstand here at #cni2019f, whi…

Mon Dec 09 17:45:41 +0000 2019

Replying to @SarahEBond

Thanks so much, Sarah! This means the world to me.

Tue Dec 10 02:08:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @SarahEBond

Aw, thanks! And hi to Angela.

Tue Dec 10 02:25:13 +0000 2019

Replying to @jvinopal

Whaaa??? What hero made it?

Tue Dec 10 14:32:39 +0000 2019

Replying to @jvinopal and @paigecmorgan

This is good to know, though. My wardrobe is not so small but I wear such a small percentage of it that I’d benefit from some rethinking and prioritizing.

Tue Dec 10 14:43:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @jvinopal


Tue Dec 10 14:44:06 +0000 2019

Replying to @jvinopal and @paigecmorgan


Tue Dec 10 14:52:09 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: @dowellml Have you seen Generous Thinking by @kfitz? It explores these dynamics, offers a way out. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/generous-thinking

Tue Dec 10 15:10:28 +0000 2019

RT @hralperta: Sending love to everyone who spent the last three months applying to academic jobs while teaching, writing a dissertation, o…

Tue Dec 10 15:15:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @wilbanks

I can’t tell you the number of times. But usually first thing in the morning.

Wed Dec 11 00:35:24 +0000 2019

I’ve hit the point where I think I need to just end every day by tweeting “this is some serious bullshit.”

Wed Dec 11 03:59:03 +0000 2019

RT @AdamSerwer: The executive order on anti-semitism does not look like what the Times reported it was. https://jewishinsider.com/2019/12/exclusive-a-first-look-at-the-language-of-trumps-executive-order-on-antisemitism/

Wed Dec 11 16:20:14 +0000 2019

RT @humcommons: Building a professional site through @humcommons is a great way to strengthen and take control of your digital presence. In…

Wed Dec 11 16:49:04 +0000 2019

Replying to @MikeFurlough


Wed Dec 11 17:31:01 +0000 2019

RT @kmapesy: The program is now live and registration is open for the \(free\!\) Global DH Symposium on March 26-27! Join us in person in Mich…

Thu Dec 12 00:16:23 +0000 2019

This is some serious bullshit.

Thu Dec 12 02:36:34 +0000 2019

I am extremely excited about this: the NEH announces a new open access grant program for books deriving from fellowship projects! https://www.neh.gov/blog/neh-announces-open-access-grant-program-fellowship-books

Thu Dec 12 15:55:42 +0000 2019

RT @brettbobley: Based on feedback we got from presses, we worked to make the application process as simple as possible. No narrative requi…

Thu Dec 12 20:36:22 +0000 2019

Sending everything good I have your way, @CJ_Daugherty @jackjewers

Thu Dec 12 22:03:21 +0000 2019

Replying to @jackjewers

Oh shit no. No no no.

Thu Dec 12 22:03:40 +0000 2019

Good grief this is terrible.

Thu Dec 12 22:07:38 +0000 2019

It’s possible that I’m going to climb into bed and pull the covers over my head, so just in case I make an early night of it: This is some serious bullshit.

Thu Dec 12 22:17:13 +0000 2019

RT @terrainsvagues: The last time something this awful and bonkers happened in the UK, it augured equally awful and bonkers stuff happening…

Thu Dec 12 22:45:46 +0000 2019

Replying to @xina

Oh no. I am so, so sorry. 💔

Fri Dec 13 01:20:36 +0000 2019

Huge congratulations, @kate_sonka! So enormously deserved! https://twitter.com/kate_sonka/status/1205540636654325760

Fri Dec 13 23:19:48 +0000 2019

Replying to @tressiemcphd

Christ in a sidecar, people are the WORST.

Fri Dec 13 23:52:09 +0000 2019

Replying to @billhd

Wait. I graduated 21.5 years ago! Thanks for rubbing it in, BILL.

Fri Dec 13 23:53:50 +0000 2019

Replying to @billhd

That is a serious question.

Fri Dec 13 23:57:42 +0000 2019

If only I could recount for you the number of times today that I have wanted to say: This is some serious bullshit.

Sat Dec 14 00:06:33 +0000 2019

This thread \(scroll up for the start\) gets here at a crucial point: the fulcrum is and should be community. If the academy can’t get there, other kinds of organizations and institutions will. + https://twitter.com/JJRodV/status/1205851271896416256

Sat Dec 14 20:19:15 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

But what would it mean for the academy to get there? It would mean developing a curriculum that educates for community rather than individual achievement. +

Sat Dec 14 20:20:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

And that would mean listening to students who come to us with community-oriented goals — overwhelmingly first-gen students, rural students, BIPOC — and centering their goals. +

Sat Dec 14 20:23:08 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

It would also mean listening to faculty and staff with those community-oriented goals, and developing review processes that honor and elevate them rather than dismissing them in the name of prestige. +

Sat Dec 14 20:24:36 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

It would mean recognizing that our institutions themselves are first and foremost communities, and treating work toward building sustaining those communities as the most important work we can do.

Sat Dec 14 20:26:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

An immediate response to this — as you can see in the anecdote that open chapter 4 of Generous Thinking — would be to say that any institution that followed my advice would immediate lose standing among its cohort. +

Sat Dec 14 20:27:37 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Likely so, given the ways that those standings are determined. But it would also be recognized as the kind of community in which many people genuinely want to live, and learn, and work. +

Sat Dec 14 20:28:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

And that matters enormously. And it could matter more, if we could persuade ourselves to forget about prestige and focus instead on the kind of world we want to be part of. \(fin, I think\)

Sat Dec 14 20:31:01 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Argh, typos. Building AND sustaining. ImmediateLY lose standing. You get the point, tho.

Sat Dec 14 20:42:55 +0000 2019

RT @BerondaM: Again for the people in the back...or for those in the front declaring the 1st \(i\.e\., change\) but whose actions are most deci…

Sun Dec 15 17:20:01 +0000 2019

This has been an utterly delightful weekend, except for the whole world political/economic/environmental situation, which, as you know, is some serious bullshit.

Sun Dec 15 23:34:52 +0000 2019

Replying to @sharonmleon


Sun Dec 15 23:43:42 +0000 2019

Replying to @billhd and @BerondaM

Agreed! That quantity of green/yellow is an abomination. And BLUE???

Mon Dec 16 23:30:52 +0000 2019

Replying to @tressiemcphd

Not just yours. Also, you never give anyone knives; you include a penny with the set, which they give back to you, so that they’ve bought them.

Tue Dec 17 00:40:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @tressiemcphd

Shoulda read ahead.

Tue Dec 17 00:41:24 +0000 2019

It has been a long, good day overall, but that doesn’t stop me from recognizing that this *gestures broadly* is some serious bullshit.

Tue Dec 17 01:02:15 +0000 2019

Replying to @sharonmleon

It is alas only fitting.

Tue Dec 17 01:04:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @BerondaM and @Twitter

Blocked and reported!

Tue Dec 17 12:58:00 +0000 2019

Replying to @hralperta, @quinnanya and @wynkenhimself

Aw, yay! \(And thanks for the votes, Sarah and Quinn\!\)

Tue Dec 17 16:28:35 +0000 2019

Replying to @mchris4duke

Yes, yes, yes! This is one of the arguments of my sustainability & generosity project: rather than focusing on economic models, focus on what it takes to keep the engine of generosity running.

Tue Dec 17 16:32:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @sharonmleon


Tue Dec 17 22:23:07 +0000 2019

I haven’t read the letter. I did glance at it to make sure it looked like I thought it would. But I couldn’t do more.

If I did, you know what I’d have to say about it.

Tue Dec 17 23:41:32 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

\(This is some serious bullshit\.\)

Tue Dec 17 23:43:02 +0000 2019

RT @gesch16: "Scholars, It's Time to Take Control of Your Online Communities": @kfitz's plea to unleash the potential of @humcommons and mo…

Wed Dec 18 15:49:57 +0000 2019

This is so fantastic, and so well-deserved. Congratulations, @JenServenti! https://twitter.com/SheilaABrennan/status/1207353501472436226

Wed Dec 18 17:37:57 +0000 2019

RT @terrainsvagues: As for “the world’s-leading peer-review process”? I guess if you’re talking a process that enables citation cartels, g…

Wed Dec 18 22:24:30 +0000 2019

Who’s the snowflake now, I ask you. https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/1207373506054426632

Thu Dec 19 00:34:28 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Merry Christmas! Because all the rest of it? Some serious bullshit.

Thu Dec 19 00:35:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @martin_eve

Oh no, Martin — I am so sorry to hear this! Sending all my best for a speedy recovery.

Thu Dec 19 18:37:20 +0000 2019

I had cause today, utterly unrelated to our domestic political situation, to say out loud “this is some serious bullshit.”

Thu Dec 19 23:09:15 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Not to diminish our domestic political situation, but this involved lawyers.

Thu Dec 19 23:10:56 +0000 2019

Replying to @brandontlocke

Sadly, no.

Thu Dec 19 23:11:16 +0000 2019

Replying to @bdotshiny

It really, really does.

Thu Dec 19 23:11:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @plragde

If only.

Thu Dec 19 23:49:51 +0000 2019

Hey, hi, I have been in meetings all day today and so have no idea what’s been going on here but I am certain that, were I to have the patience to scroll through the whole backlog, I’d be willing to declare something in it some serious bullshit.

Fri Dec 20 23:52:44 +0000 2019

Replying to @plragde

I think a little grumpy may well be in order.

Sat Dec 21 01:10:58 +0000 2019

A good guideline for so many forms of interaction. https://twitter.com/dfreelon/status/1208141658191257606

Sat Dec 21 01:22:00 +0000 2019

Tonight: this, with butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Plus braised collards on the side. Merry Christmas.
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11782-roasted-winter-squash-with-seared-cod?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11782-roasted-winter-squash-with-seared-cod?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share

Sun Dec 22 23:46:32 +0000 2019

After an amazing dinner and a couple of hours with George Bailey and friends, life is feeling pretty wonderful, but I’m certain that soon enough I’ll be reminded that we are surrounded by some serious bullshit.

Mon Dec 23 02:18:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @BerondaM

Have a wonderful one, Beronda!

Mon Dec 23 15:15:16 +0000 2019

This is phenomenal news! https://twitter.com/NEHchairPeede/status/1209135383151296513

Mon Dec 23 15:57:31 +0000 2019

RT @jasonrhody: While I am truly thrilled that funding for @NEHgov & other cultural agencies is trending up, it's also important to remembe…

Mon Dec 23 18:09:52 +0000 2019

RT @AlexanderMcCoy4: A 52-year-old Navy SEAL was accepted to Yale and expected to find “snowflakes” and “safe spaces.”

Instead he found it…

Mon Dec 23 20:29:55 +0000 2019

Replying to @CMejeur


Mon Dec 23 21:02:35 +0000 2019

Replying to @lnakamur

I didn’t know what to expect when I started watching this, but it’s one of the most generous things I’ve ever seen! I love the way all three really appreciate what the others do.

Tue Dec 24 00:19:41 +0000 2019

This is an astonishing performance of generosity. The three are super different but all so appreciate what the others are up to. We could definitely use more of that. https://twitter.com/lnakamur/status/1209259686702256131

Tue Dec 24 00:21:00 +0000 2019

Replying to @sivavaid

West Virginia?

Fri Dec 27 00:27:55 +0000 2019

Replying to @sivavaid

Shenandoah River!

Fri Dec 27 00:47:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @sivavaid

It does that.

Fri Dec 27 01:03:25 +0000 2019

Replying to @how2speakpoetry

Thank you so much for this! I’m so happy that it’s made a connection.

Fri Dec 27 20:18:22 +0000 2019

RT @how2speakpoetry: .@kfitz’s _Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University_ has been one of my favourite books of 2019.…

Fri Dec 27 20:18:28 +0000 2019

Replying to @savasavasava

Argh, jealous!

Fri Dec 27 21:42:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @LibSkrat

NICE. ❤️

Sat Dec 28 22:47:06 +0000 2019

With the possible exception of LSU’s football season, 2019 has been an unremitting stream of serious bullshit.

Sun Dec 29 01:30:28 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

\(This is likely to be the last such tweet\. The inherent bullshittery in everything is painfully obvious and pointing it out has come to feel like a bit like rubbing salt in an open wound\.\)

Sun Dec 29 01:35:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @jwolman

Alas, indeed.

Sun Dec 29 01:43:48 +0000 2019

Gave up tenure in 2011 to take on a field-wide leadership role. Got tenure again in 2017, but with the secure knowledge that there is a good life beyond it. https://twitter.com/MusBeNyce/status/1210752781302108160

Sun Dec 29 18:41:05 +0000 2019

This is enormously sad. Sending prayers for the path ahead. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1211423666388508673

Sun Dec 29 23:50:38 +0000 2019

RT @Stephen_Curry: Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s ‘Generous Thinking’ hits its stride in the last chapter. A clarion call to rethink open scholarsh…

Mon Dec 30 11:24:30 +0000 2019

Okay, okay. In addition to the LSU football season, the other good thing that happened for me in 2019 was the publication of *Generous Thinking*. +

Mon Dec 30 13:00:12 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

The book, like most books, is imperfect. There are things I think I’d do differently if I were starting it today. But it’s opened a bunch of conversations in places that need to have them, for which I’m really grateful. +

Mon Dec 30 13:00:34 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Those conversations will continue, and I’m delighted to get to be a part of them. Huge thanks to editor extraordinaire @gmbritton, publicity manager @pubkat, and everyone else at @JHUPress who made it all possible.

Mon Dec 30 13:00:53 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

I’ll look forward to further conversations in the year ahead, and to thinking with all of you about ways we might build more generous institutions.

Mon Dec 30 13:02:23 +0000 2019

Replying to @eetempleton and @jbj

I’ve been doing it this way \(though without the water drops and with the lid on from the start\) since a guest on @hels’s old Eater podcast blew her mind with it. I can’t remember the guest but I remember it was a lightning round question: microwave or oven? Nope; skillet. 🤯

Mon Dec 30 17:22:38 +0000 2019

Replying to @jbj, @amandafrench, @eetempleton and @hels

But you do have a skillet! Trust me.

Mon Dec 30 21:55:36 +0000 2019

Replying to @jbj, @amandafrench, @eetempleton and @hels

“Extra” good, maybe...

Mon Dec 30 22:05:52 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Note to self: true self-promotion requires including a link. 🙄 https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/generous-thinking

Mon Dec 30 22:22:40 +0000 2019

A brilliant recap of a decade of disasters. May we stop trying to solve human/social problems with venture capital in the decade ahead. https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/1211916251397644288

Tue Dec 31 18:42:54 +0000 2019

Replying to @ncecire

Hey, congratulations! And happy new year!

Tue Dec 31 19:51:23 +0000 2019

Replying to @miriamkp

Sending you all the love and strength, Miriam!

Tue Dec 31 20:20:18 +0000 2019

Replying to @JenHoward, @DanCrissman and @belt_publishing

Huge congrats!!! I cannot wait to read it.

Tue Dec 31 23:20:58 +0000 2019