14 juin 2015

Oh, Wisconsin

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. What you say, when you say “Wisconsin” is in the process of radical change. The current legislative proposal to remove tenure from state statute and increase the power of the Board of Regents in making personnel and organizational decisions is actually a fallback position from the original, even more radical plan of ending the “Wisconsin Idea,” a principle that has served the people of the state remarkably well for several generations. Read more...

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Students Are Increasingly Anxious, but We Can Help Them

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. When I think about my approach to teaching, I often consider the barriers standing between my students and what I want them to learn and experience.
What do they know? What can they do?
I think about the gaps I need to fill, where skills may be strong, or the opposite. Read more...

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What Do You Do When You Are Waiting?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Wendy Robinson. My daughter is three, and Daniel Tiger is her life coach.
For those of you who may not have the entire PBS Kids lineup memorized like I do, Daniel Tiger is the animated spin-off of the beloved Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, and it uses a mixture of stories and songs to teach the toddler crowd a variety of lessons, including how to regulate their emotions and handle situations like having to go to the doctor or learn how to use the potty. Read more...

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4 Reasons to Volunteer While in Grad School

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Natascha Chtena. A while ago, guest-writer Kathryn Young wrote a great post here on GradHacker documenting the professional benefits of volunteering on campus. She wrote from the perspective of a master’s student preparing for the professional world and how her volunteering work beefed up her resume and made her stand out in the crowd. Read more...

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Simultaneously Earn Extra Money and Advance Your Career

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Emily Roberts. In my final year of graduate school, I participated in a leadership program at my university. In the course of this program, all the participants worked on group projects, the subject of which was how to improve graduate student and postdoc career development. My group decided early on that we would focus on how trainees could participate in internships to gain work experience. Read more...

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Coming Out from the Cloister

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Jonathan D. Fitzgerald. A couple of years ago, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof stirred up a bit of controversy with a piece he published in the paper’s “Sunday Review” section titled “Professors, We Need You!” The gist of Kristof’s argument is that academia has become so insular as to have little to no impact on the day-to-day life of most Americans. Read more...

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Say Yes to the Reference Manager

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Michelle Lavery. I’ve recently concluded data collection for my degree (insert week-long celebration here), and have rapidly realized that my background literature has been stored in a rather disorganized way for the past few years (i.e. all over my desk and the floor surrounding my desk). As usual, Google has the answer. After clumsily searching “disorganized science papers help please,” I found a wide variety of reference management programs. Read more...

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The End of the Experiment: Teaching My First Class (Part III)

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Katy Meyers Emery. Over this last semester, I had the incredible opportunity to design and teach my own class, a large undergraduate introductory course on archaeology. You can read my first two posts to learn a little bit about the approach I took towards the course (The Experiment Begins: Teaching My First Course, Part I), and how things were going midway through (The Experiment Continues, Part II). I made the decision pretty early on in preparing for the course that I was going to try three new things: 1) backwards design, 2) flipped classroom elements, and 3) integrating new technology into teaching. Read more...

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6 Questions for Audible’s VP of Communications

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Matthew Thornton is the VP of Communications at Audible. Matthew graciously agreed to answer my questions about Audible in an e-mail exchange. Please share any other additional questions you may have for Matthew about Audible. Read more...

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On Choosing to Create a Limited Digital Footprint

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I have a colleague whom I greatly respect. She is brilliant, knowledgeable, hard working, modest, and decisive. She is honest and critical and always adds value and positive energy to all of our work. She is the person I often look to for a reality check, to tell me when I’m not making any sense. If you can’t tell, I really have great respect for this colleague. Read more...

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