Santa Fe Institute

New ways for scholars to 'work off the grid'

Jan. 31, 2013 5:10 p.m.

SFI External Professor Jon Wilkins  discusses his Ronin Institute, which is providing a platform for unaffiliated academics to continue to contribute to scholarly progress.

In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, he says academia as the sole gatekeeper for intellectual progress is no longer a valid model.

The conventional wisdom in academia is that if you're not at a university, you're no longer a scholar, says Wilkins. "Effectively, you are expected to commit career suicide. What we are doing is rejecting that conventional wisdom."

Read the article in The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 25, 2013, subscription required)

Wilkins takes on negative reactions to the Chronicle article in his blog "Lost In Transcription" (January 31, 2013)

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