Rethinking the Academy: Problems and Possibilities of Teaching, Scholarship, Authority, and Power in Electronic Environmentsby Keith Dorwick
The University of Illinois at Chicago
We live in a time in which the very ways in which we make knowledge
and pass that knowledge on to others is shifting and changing;
roles and identities of knowledge makers move into flux as students
teach teachers, teachers learn from students, and students learn
from and teach one another. Indeed, some teachers are giving students
control over the content of courses they teach, an inversion of traditional roles that is beginning
to revitalize teaching.
About the Author
Keith Dorwick is an Instructional Media Planner for the University of Illinois at Chicago, and serves as the Associate Head of e-works, a virtual counterpart to the English Department at that institution, and on the Committee for Computers and Composition for the Conference on College and Communication. Keith has presented on a variety of subjects at a number of conferences including pre-Shakespearean cross-dressing; the relationships between Augustine and Plato; and the use of music in Paradise Lost. He also leads workshops on the uses and dangers of electronic pedagogies, and is currently seeking ordination as a permanent deacon (the kind that doesn't want to be a priest) in the Episcopal Church. Note: This Kairos web-essay (linked below) is the heart of a dissertation in production (James J. Sosnoski, director, the University of Illinois at Chicago) with the same title; please visit it as it continues to grow.