The University of Venus
GenX Women in Higher Ed
Voices from around the Globe
The University of Venus - a place for inspiration, change, and solutions - http://uvenus.wordpress.com .
We created The University of Venus because we are passionate about education and we want change: change for students, for faculty and teachers and for staff and administration. Around the world, many recent PhDs encounter a market flooded with overqualified applicants and junior faculty lines that are disappearing. Often, the focus at universities is on rankings and revenue. The debates over students define them as customers or clients rather than partners or learners. Tuition prices in the US continue to skyrocket, even as students face the worst economic situation in decades.
However, we believe that a crisis point is an opportunity for change and new ideas and we are that change and we have those new ideas.
The University of Venus is the place for exchanging ideas and brainstorming solutions to the problems we see in our lives as faculty, staff, students and administrators. It is a place where people share cutting-edge perspectives, raise questions that are not being raised and draw attention to issues that are being ignored. It is also a global space for building community, empowering people to share their voices and inspiring them to make change happen, both locally and globally.
Join with us in creating solutions. We have had over 6,000 views in over 90 countries since our launch in early February 2010. You can find us on Facebook as The University of Venus and on Twitter as UVenus.
We are looking for women to join with us as guest bloggers or as members of our editorial collective. Contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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