Tag Archives: Masters

Interest in Teaching

Andy Ribner ’14 just sent us an email with the subject line “Interest in Teaching,” which is sort of like that time Dave Meyer sent me an email with the subject line “Public Safety”:

Are you interested in teaching? Planning to teach when you graduate? Already secured a job as a teacher? Have you thought about teaching as a career? We want to know!

A faculty, staff, and student committee is currently discussing a possible certification program and Masters in Teaching at Wesleyan. As part of this process, we’re attempting to gauge student interest.

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, please send us a short email at wesedcommittee@gmail.com and specify your class year.

Contact: wesedcomittee(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: Whenever

Graduate Liberal Studies Open House – Wednesday, 2/29

If you feel like Wesleyan still has a lot to offer you, but you are finishing your BA in May, fear not. Wesleyan offers a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies – same great faculty and additional guest instructors, teaching your favorite disciplines at the next level. If you are interested in learning more about the program, attend the Open House. Dinner (pizza from Mondo) provided, so no excuses. Guests will include program staff and current students who walked in 2011 with a BA, and are looking forward to walking again with an MALS. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to  masters@wesleyan.edu. Visit wesleyan.edu/masters for more information about the program.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 29
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan 110
  • Cost: Free

Council of Graduate Schools Report: New Enrollment sees 1st dip in 7 years

The word “dip” is typically getting a bad rep these days, what with it being operationalized quite prominently as the characterizing descriptor of the pessimistic trend we see permeating across a variety of economic/societal indicators. This, unfortunately, overshadows the other glorious attachments of the word: “guacamole-,” “-shit,” “a – in the pool,” and something presumably offensive as utilized in Urban Dictionary to describe the reverse cowgirl.

This recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, quite unsurprisingly, may give us yet another opportunity to further scorn the word. However, it would behoove us to reassess the validity of this almost reflexive inferential outcome, as the situation described by the new Council of Graduate Schools report may not exactly be a bad thing – at least, for some of us (for example, the some of us who are genuinely interested into going into academia as a calling, among others).

The major findings are as follows: