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ERIC Number: EJ1083588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Confessions of a Tenured Professor: Knowing Your Place--A "Professor" and "Travel-Writing Teacher" Returns to Scotland on a Study-Abroad Trip
Irvine, Colin
CEA Forum, v39 n1 p118-124 Win-Spr 2010
Colin Irvine shares that being "lashed to the mast" by virtue of his recent tenure, he often finds himself seeking imaginative ways within the profession to turn trips and long weekends into work. This particular trip was one in which he ended up heading off to Scotland with mostly Medieval Studies majors on a study-abroad trip. Having survived a robust hike in the Highlands, a week in a monastery, nine days in Edinburgh, several tours of death and decay in cemeteries scattered throughout the countryside, and a volcano that refused to make the news, Irvine writes about what his experiences, the people he met, and his traveling companions taught him about openness and acceptance of one another, themselves, and being comfortable in their own identities. Irvine is filled for admiration of the way these different groups of people were years ahead of him in knowing exactly who they are, and where they are headed in life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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