24 octobre 2015

"Good" Teaching

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. I’ve told this story elsewhere, but when I was doing peer-driven learning, I was told by a supportive friend not to let any of the senior faculty know what I was doing in my classroom because they would have put a stop to it. My position was a precarious one; as an instructor, I was on an annual contract that could be terminated at the end of any contract year. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: In A Manner of Speaking

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. I often propose that studying Mathematics is, in many ways, the process of learning a new language. It gives the student a new way of speaking about the world, and a precise way of making their thoughts known. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Ambition in Many Dimensions

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. I love teaching Multivariate Calculus for many reasons. It is the piece of math that most reflects my training as an economist, is the area that is most open to bringing up topics relating to economics, and is, in fact, the area that allows me to teach undergraduate students techniques I learned in my Ph.D. program. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Food Shopping

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. While I know that my daughter will probably not become an economist someday, I found myself teaching her some important concepts in theoretical and empirical economics recently. She sought to compare prices of goods in two different stores, and I was there to help her find products that could be honestly compared. Read more...

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Thursday in the Park With Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. It’s always inspiring to learn about new research from scholars who share their discoveries with excitement and passion at the best conferences. I had this experience last week. What was unusual was that the researchers were students just a few weeks into their first college semester. And the venue was a great urban park. Read more...

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Content, Content Everywhere

By Donna Lehmann. I sometimes feel this way as a communications professional thinking about the vast stores of knowledge and expertise held in each of our institutions. Each lab and seminar, each scientist, philosopher, student, and alum is teeming with tantalizing content, and accessing it should be as effortless as scooping it up into one’s cupped hands. More...

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Does It Matter What I Write?

By Julie R. Enszer. The year of my failure, as I have come to think of it, is shaping up quite well. If that sentence seems contradictory, let me explain. I am in the midst of the year of my failure because I do not have an academic job. I failed to secure academic employment for the entire year. It is, therefore, the year of my failure. More...

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The Beach Chair in My Office

By Itir Toksöz. As summer draws to a close, here I am sitting on the balcony of a small hotel on the Greek island of Lesvos, facing the Aegean Sea. At 10:30 am, on this end of the summer day, despite the thunderstorms that hit the region a few days ago, the weather is so hot that I sit in my bathing suit. More...

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The World's Fight

By Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe. Rhodes Scholarship selection committees occasionally open interviews with the question, “What is the world’s fight?”  Since I entered the realm of fellowship advising, I make a point of asking myself the same question on a regular basis. More...

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Guess This is Growing Up

By Lee Skallerup Bessette. A little more than two years ago, I wrote a post in this space about our family getting a dog and what that meant to me both personally and professionally. More...

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