30 août 2015

Waking Up

By Gwendolyn Beetham. Many academics start practicing yoga for the stress relief - myself included. The dance lessons and gymnastics I took growing up meant I cultivated flexibility that made it (relatively) easy for me to contort myself into all those uncomfortable-looking poses you see in yoga classes. More...

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Well I Knew What I Could Not Say

By Oronte. How was your summer? In Louisiana we survived the apocalypse on the table. Governor Jindal blinked, in a manner, and higher education got most of last year’s level of funding, still leaving us down seven years of cuts before that to deal with. Read more...

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3 Problems With A Bias For Action

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. To say that you have a bias for “going fast” is like claiming that your biggest weakness is “caring too much and working too hard.” Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Nonlinearities and a Silver Anniversary

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. I told my Calculus class recently that when I was in High School, there were (obviously) no graphing calculators. We therefore had to learn to look at an equation and picture it in our minds, a skill that I hope will be reinforced in the course of my class. Read more...

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The Myth of Summer Break

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. Last Spring, as the weather warmed and the semester began to wind down, I, like many of you, began to look forward to summer vacation. This break was particularly exciting for me this year as my wife and I were expecting our second child in May. Sure enough, one week — almost to the day — after my last paper was submitted, our son was born. Free of my academic-related responsibilities, I would be able to devote all of my time to my children. Or so I thoughtRead more...

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Getting Started in a New Lab

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 Hanna Peacock. Starting in a new lab can be a daunting experience. Whether you’ve never set foot in a lab before, or are simply switching to a different lab, it takes strategy to efficiently learn your way around so that you can start getting dataRead more...

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When Success Wears a Disguise

By Matt Reed. Longtime readers may be disappointed in me for this, but at one time, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. Then, the summer before my senior year of college, I spent a summer internship in city government. I was surrounded by lawyers, and I had a moment of clarity: I didn’t like them at all, and their work seemed dreary. More...

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After Crossing Over

By Matt Reed. The "Administrators Are People Too" piece in IHE was quite good on its own terms, but I was struck at how quickly the comments inadvertently confirmed its thesis. There's a level of self-righteous vituperation out there that goes far beyond anything that could be explained by the doings of any one provost or dean. More...

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Working Smartly for Your Alma Mater

By Kristine Maloney. For many of us, working at our alma mater is a professional dream come true. While I personally have not yet had the opportunity to do so in a formal capacity, my career bucket list includes helping to share the stories of what makes my alma mater, Stonehill College, so amazing. More...

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Self-Talk and Job Hunting

HomeBy Sue Levine. Do you have a running voice in your head that sometimes sabotages your efforts with thoughts like these. Read more...

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