07 mai 2018

Subverting That End-of-Semester Exhaustion

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. One of the odder sensations I’ve experienced because I’m not teaching is realizing that it’s nearing the end of April and I don’t feel like I want to crawl into a cave and sleep for a month. More...

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Volunteer Faculty: The Death Knell for Public Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. That’s it, it’s over, we’re done. Pack up your things, move along, we’ve passed the point of resurrecting public higher ed as an institution through which people can seek and find their intellectual, social, emotional, and economic potential. More...

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Lessons Learned - The real issues facing higher ed

By Steven Mintz. Many popular critiques of higher education focus on a series of straw men: soaring costs, indifferent faculty, pointless research, rampant political correctness, administrative bloat, country club amenities, inflated grades, undermotivated, underprepared, and disengaged students, and a ratings-fueled pursuit of reputation and status. More...

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Prepping Your Teaching Portfolio

The end of the semester is upon us and for many this means that we are confronted with piles of grading, reading, and writing to complete. It’s a hectic time, and the last thing that many of us are thinking about is developing our professional materials. Yet this is also one of the best times of the year to collect (if not to organize) materials for your teaching portfolio. More...

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Meaningful Responses to Student Writing

It’s that time of year again: temperatures are climbing, flowers are blooming, and the only thing standing between you and summer break is the mountain of final student papers accumulating rapidly on your desk. More...

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(Re)connecting With Your Students

Whenever I scroll through dozens of published dissertations, I’m always riveted by the humanity that’s illustrated – illuminated, really – within the preliminary pages well before the nitty gritty research begins to unfold. More...

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Caring for a Sick or Disabled Loved One

Life’s milestones and unexpected changes remind us that life continues regardless of the demands of our programs. Unfortunately for some, that could mean a loved one is suffering a life threatening illness and/or disability. More...

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This Elevator Called Life

Graduate school is also like an elevator. It is designed to get you to the next level. However, you must stay on in order to get to the top, which could signify graduation, landing your dream job, or [fill in the blank]. The funny thing about an elevator is that it has a bunch of buttons built into a side panel that can take you from the basement to the umpteenth floor and vice versa. More...

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The Grad Activist: Lessons From the March for Science

On April 22, 2017, scientists and supporters marched in cities around the world to call for robust, well-funded science research and evidence-based policies. Reported as the largest political action by the scientific community in history, the March for Science and its satellites had over one million people in attendance. Since that day, the March for Science has evolved into an ongoing movement to bridge the gap between scientists and the public. More...

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Can Campuses Be Where the Political Tribes of America Meet?

By Eboo Patel. Many campuses are dots of blue in a sea of red. Even as we in higher ed build towards a multicultural future, can we communicate to our heartland neighbors that they will thrive in that future too. More...

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