Quit Lit

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Giving Up the Good

I’ve spent the past several Augusts designing syllabi and getting ready to face students. But this year I’m no longer adjuncting, and now I’m simply wondering what’s next.
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New Game, New Rules

After 15 years, my last day of university teaching will be this April. Here's why it's time for me to go.
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Why So Many Academics Quit and Tell

It’s been hard to miss the recent surge of cathartic “Why I’m Leaving Academia” columns. Why are scholars so quick to explain themselves?
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Quitting

When scholars take to the Web to announce that they're fleeing the academy, what do they offer by way of explanation? Let's investigate, with the help of some really crude charts!