Now that OCON is past, I’m posting one final announcement about my new OAcademics list before opening it for business tomorrow:
The OAcademics mailing list is a private forum for Objectivist academics to discuss teaching, research, coursework, dissertations, job prospects, publication, and all other aspects of life in (or after) academia. The list is basically a means of sharing knowledge and experience as ever more Objectivists enter academia.
The list isn’t limited to philosophers. All Objectivists in academia, whether professors or graduate students, are welcome. Future academics, i.e. those in the process of applying to graduate school, may also join.
No subscriber is obliged to participate in list discussions. However, I do make two requests:
(1) That subscribers post the syllabi from the courses they teach (including the list of readings) at the beginning of every semester so that others may consult them in the process of their own course development.
(2) That subscribers post any significant announcements about their work, e.g. the successful defense of a dissertation, an article accepted for publication, a fabulous new teaching job, leaving academia to hunt bears in Alaska.
These are strong recommendations but not ironclad obligations.
The list is not moderated. Posts should be polite, friendly, and reasonably relevant to life in academia.
Messages will be archived, but those archives will be available only to other list members. List members should not forward list messages to anyone else or post them to any other forum without permission from the author(s).
If you have any questions, please e-mail Diana Hsieh, the list’s owner and administrator, at [email protected].
To subscribe, enter the relevant information on the web interface. Also, please feel free to forward this post (or a link thereto) to anyone you think might be interested in joining the list.