Innovative Teaching: Some Reflections on its Pitfalls & Promises

The term “innovation” is often bandied about in UK HE, frequently from on high. It carries with it a whiff of business speak and bureaucracy—certainly, if so-called tech bros ran the university, they’d be calling on us to “always innovate!” in the way Frederic Jameson once exhorted us to “always… Continue reading

USSOcast: Interview with Glenn Houlihan (Peter Boyle BAAS MA GTA recipient)

    This week USSO’s Emily Brady spoke to Glenn Houlihan, BAAS’s last recipient of the Peter Boyle BAAS MA GTA award. Listen to the interview above, where Glenn recalls his time meeting new people and enjoying new experiences in the small-town Midwest, his work with Interfaith in combatting homelessness… Continue reading

Cowboys and Unions: Glenn Houlihan and the Peter Boyle BAAS MA GTA Award

I was surprised, and delighted, to receive the Peter Boyle Teaching Assistantship BAAS Award in the spring of 2019. Although I didn’t expect to be spending two years studying in Wyoming following the competition of my undergraduate degree (Laramie is certainly a change of pace from Brighton!) I can honestly… Continue reading