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Roy Bauer
Works at Irvine Valley College
Attended University of California, Irvine
Lives in Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, CA
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Streaming video: <i>faculty carp about contract negotiations</i>
     To see streaming video of faculty comments to the board Monday night, go HERE . Then scroll down the menu (below the screen) to 2.5 (public comments). Click on that. Voila!      The faculty union comments begin at 21:50.
     To see streaming video of faculty comments to the board Monday night, go HERE. Then scroll down the menu (below the screen) to 2.5 (public comments). Click on that. Voila!      The faculty union comments begin at 21:50.
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April's meeting of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees:<i> live and direct!</i>
6:00 p.m.: well, I'm here--along with lots of faculty unionists--in the Ronny Reagan meeting room here in beauteous Mission Viejo. The room's really filling up fast. No sign of the trustees just yet. Back atcha in a minute!
6:00 p.m.: well, I'm here--along with lots of faculty unionists--in the Ronny Reagan meeting room here in beauteous Mission Viejo. The room's really filling up fast. No sign of the trustees just yet. Back atcha in a minute!
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Systematic rational failures and SLOs: part I
     One important variety of rational failure occurs systematically within a community of experts or a group directed by experts. We see this sort of thing playing out right now in the scientific community with regard to the increase in fraud in scientific...
     One important variety of rational failure occurs systematically within a community of experts or a group directed by experts. We see this sort of thing playing out right now in the scientific community with regard to the...
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"You got to kill yourself"
     "To make a living at [an adagio act], you got to kill yourself," said the agent.      This clip is from the December 1, 1934 New Yorker, in the "Talk of the Town" column. The writer explains the miserable fate of "adagio" acts by then.      Two weeks e...
     "To make a living at [an adagio act], you got to kill yourself," said the agent.      This clip is from the December 1, 1934 New Yorker, in the "Talk of the Town" column. The writer explains the miserable fate of "adagio...
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IVC faculty hiring: <i>Failure to communicate? Part II</i>
Flapjacks? Yep. Shared governance? Not so much      I am told that, at yesterday’s BDRPC (budget development) meeting (at Irvine Valley College), discussion focused on recent hiring decisions, a matter that was not even agendized. The latter circumstance in...
Flapjacks? Yep. Shared governance? Not so much      I am told that, at yesterday’s BDRPC (budget development) meeting (at Irvine Valley College), discussion focused on recent hiring decisions, a matter that was not even agend...
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Preview of tonight's board meeting
     Board meeting tonight; the open session starts 6:00.      Lately, the board has laid off of the endless commendations and resolutions, but they seem to be back at it tonight.      Naturally, there’s a “resolution” in honor of Bill Jay, who passed away ...
     Board meeting tonight; the open session starts 6:00.      Lately, the board has laid off of the endless commendations and resolutions, but they seem to be back at it tonight.      Naturally, there’s a “resolution” in hon...
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From the <i>Art of Partnering</i> (and Desha photos)
From Pas de Deux: The Art of Partnering,  By Anton Dolin Some of Desha's modeling work (text below also from Figure Drawing ): Most of these photos by  Harriet Frishmuth Photographer  Nicholas Muray Noted from George Eastman House Photography Collection: De...
From Pas de Deux: The Art of Partnering, By Anton Dolin Some of Desha's modeling work (text below also from Figure Drawing): Most of these photos by Harriet Frishmuth Photographer Nicholas Muray Noted from Ge...
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Great Park audit released: Irvine might be able to recover money; City Council to discuss tonight      …Warnings from an architecture professor overseeing the jury that reviewed competition finalists that the Design Studio was a risky selection because of i...
Great Park audit released: Irvine might be able to recover money; City Council to discuss tonight      …Warnings from an architecture professor overseeing the jury that reviewed competition finalists that the Design Studio w...
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Failure to communicate, Part 3: <i>SN@ivcAFU</i>
            This afternoon’s meeting of the Irvine Valley College Academic Senate (i.e.,
faculty qua participants in shared governance) was pretty wild, dominated by
discussion of the recent unpopular faculty hiring decision. (See.)            
Among visito...
            This afternoon’s meeting of the Irvine Valley College Academic Senate (i.e., faculty qua participants in shared governance) was pretty wild, dominated by discussion of the recent unpopular faculty hiring decision...
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With billions in the bank, Blue Shield of California loses its state tax-exempt status (LA Times)      Authorities have revoked the tax-exempt status of nonprofit Blue Shield of California, potentially putting it on the hook for tens of millions of dollars ...
With billions in the bank, Blue Shield of California loses its state tax-exempt status (LA Times)      Authorities have revoked the tax-exempt status of nonprofit Blue Shield of California, potentially putting it on the hook ...
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Philosophy, teaching
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Like to write, like to take pictures, like to make graphics, like to play and sing with family/friends, like to hang with kittens and puppies
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  • Irvine Valley College
    Philosophy, blogging, 1986 - present
    Director, Absurd Studies
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Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, CA
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British Columbia, Canada - Orange County, CA
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A quiet sort
Introduction
    • Combating Neanderthals in academe and beyond
    • Briefly, a First Amendment poster boy (no more, I hope).
    • Known as B. von Traven on Dissent the Blog; no secret that BvT is ROY BAUER of Irvine Valley College/Trabuco Canyon (Santa Ana Mountains)
    • Born: Murrayville, BC

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Pissed off lots of powerful people and survived. A private person forced into the public, at least for a while. With newsletter and blog, helped bring down Steve Frogue, John Williams, et al. Made trouble for other local Neanderthals
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  • University of California, Irvine
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