The BigSoccer Academic Conference

Discussion in 'Education and Academia' started by Ismitje, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
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    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe we could pull something fun off this summer surrounding the World Cup? There's enough of us academic types floating around BigSoccer that we could have a fun conversation if nothing else, using available technologies to "gather" online.

    Thoughts? Ideas? People to loop in? @Dr. Wankler @BalanceUT @Friedel'sAccent @hardhead @lots of others.
     
  2. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @bungadiri

    Just as long as this has nothing to do with "digital humanities." 'Cause I don't know what that is.
     
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  4. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Am I the only non-"Staff Member" here? Gosh Golly Wow! This is august company!
     
  6. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I'm not. Not a staff member that is. Probably not august company, either.
     
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  7. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Subscribed.
     
  8. Dr Jay

    Dr Jay BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 7, 1999
    Newton, MA USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dr. Jay reporting for duty.
     
  9. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's another Dr. around here, somewhere.

    @Dr. Gamera
     
  10. Dr. Gamera

    Dr. Gamera Member+

    Oct 13, 2005
    Wheaton, Maryland
    Summoned and subscribed, thanks!

    Left academia for the dark side -- i.e., industry -- over a decade ago, but very intrigued by the BigSoccer Academic Conference idea.
     
  11. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I accidentally came across this. Qualifications? :)

    I work in higher ed...I have a Master's in Educational Policy and Administration and an MBA.
     
  12. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Ismitje and his committee is reviewing your C.V. and will likely be contacting your references shortly. There is some concern over an absence of overt pomposity in your posts, and you don't appear to be willing to seek out and continue pointless arguments for no apparent reason other than vanity and a drive to self-aggrandizement, but he does seem to find some potential for positive contribution. I'm not seeing it myself...







    ;)
     
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  13. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are we going to have to present papers? Because I'm going to need about 16 hours' notice to frantically write mine at the last possible minute. Like I do for every conference paper. Last week's MLA talk was no exception.
     
  14. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh no...things don't look so good. So, remove the BigSoccer Academic Conference from my revised CV?
     
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  15. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire

    16 hours?

    Oh, wait, you still needed to conduct research. Now I get it. Sorry.
     
  16. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
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    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope this does go on your CV. I founded an alumni board for my program and called the Board of Reason, so the members can be (not board members but) Voices of Reason. I just think that would be a really cool line on a CV that might catch the eye of an HR person in a good way.

    Like this too - CV for sure!. We probably should do something tied to the World Cup. The question is whether we want to try some degree of seriousness (though in a series of 5-10 minute talks all including "Preliminary This" and "Towards Initial Thoughts On" that) or organize ourself akin to the good folks who give out the Ignobel Prizes.
     
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  17. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe I'll add it to my vlog too.
     
  18. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I demonstrated this before you published, but unfortunately, I couldn't find a journal to accept my research. All the referees said my own wang was far too small a sample. I'm like, "small? ******** you!" Then they pointed out they were speaking quantitatively, not qualitatively. But the damage had been done to my research career.
     
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  20. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uh... I'm sorry? LOL!
     
  21. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
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    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. Ivensor

    Ivensor Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Subscribed as well. Given that we're all likely in vastly different academic fields, it would be interesting to see what might happen if we have this shindig...
     
  23. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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  25. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm in. I've always wanted to see if there was a true statistician on BigSoccer (PhD, Masters, just in stats) who could co-author a paper on absurd correlations in soccer, like that "teams that wear orange colors are in shitty parts of the world." If it were more serious, the book "How Soccer Explains The World" is just begging for some political scientists to test the hypotheses implicated by the book. Or - for example - using Bentham's Law to determine match-fixing in Nigeria and see if match-fixing is a way for Christians and Muslims to avoid or incite local conflicts. Stuff like that.
     

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