Writings and Essays - rbk Blog:
rbk Blog: This section contains selected essays by Dr. Kauffman.
Academic Integrity - (posted 5/24/18)
The following series of commentaries were written as part of Chair Commentaries in my role as Chair, Council of University System Faculty (CUSF). The Council advises the Chancellor and Board of Regents in the University of Maryland System (USM). The commentaries and the inniatives that followed had considerable impact. There were four commentaries in the series. They are presented below.
[Keywords: academic integrity, academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, paper mills]
Academic Dishonesty in the Digital Age (click here to open the article)
A Potpourri on Academic Integrity (click here to open the article)
Academic Integrity and the Silent Conspiracy (click here to open the article)
Academic Integrity – A Blueprint (click here to open the article)
Tragedy of the Government Created Commons - (posted 7/20/17)
"In terms of the tragedy of the commons, the government and those advocating for larger government have an incentive to purposely create commons and collective harm. It furthers their agenda." .... Open the file and read the rest of this essay.
[Keywords: tragedy of the commons, Garett Hardin, tragedy of the government created commons]
Tragedy of the Government Created Commons (click here to open the article)
The New Leisure Class - The rise of the "29ers" - (written 1/2/15; posted 6/23/17) "Each semester I asked my students if we are a leisure society. It is a question that I could probably argue either way. Personally, I think we are a leisure society but at the same time we seek to deny that we are. The current president has stated repeatedly that he seeks to “fundamentally transform the country.” Although he has facilitated rapid change, the transformation that he seeks has really been occurring over the last hundred and fifty years. The primary issue is one of capitalism versus socialism. The transformation has a direct impact on leisure, and if we are to continue as a leisure society, that is if we were a leisure society in the first place." .... Open the file and read the rest of this provocative essay.
[Keywords: leisure, leisure class, capitalism, socialism, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Marx, healthcare, democratization of leisure]
The New Leisure Class - The rise of the "29ers" (click here to open the article)
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