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GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe

GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe

March 1, 2011 - 9:00pm
In my role as a fellowships adviser, I have a motto: think laterally - not literally. “Tiger mothers” as described by Amy Chua enshrine literal thinking of the kind that dooms overachievers when tested outside the realm of the rote.
February 27, 2011 - 8:30pm
How do you balance work and life? This month's question comes from Afshan Jafar.
February 24, 2011 - 9:45pm
I remember my first class as an undergraduate: Intro to Psychology. Wide-eyed and ready to vanquish the world from psychological trauma, I eagerly anticipated the first life-altering words to come from my professor’s illustrious lips. I waited with bated breath as he introduced himself and asked us all to settle in – and then? After a brief mention of the syllabus, he carried on about plagiarism and cheating and the like.
February 23, 2011 - 9:15pm
From the archives - this post was originally published at http://uvenus.org on 2010.06.28.
February 22, 2011 - 10:00pm
A big part of what I like about being a Registrar is bringing order to chaos. Whether it is tackling room scheduling for dozens of classes for an entire semester or de-mystifying degree audits, I can usually bring my experience and framework of advice from trusted colleagues to offer solutions.
February 20, 2011 - 9:00pm
Ever see this clip from Seinfeld? It captures how we all feel about telemarketers calling us at home. Now if only I could figure out a way to get this message across to my students. No, they haven’t called me at home (probably because I haven’t made my number public) but they email me – constantly. They email me at midnight, 3 am, 6 am, while I’m on vacation, and while we’re on semester break.
February 17, 2011 - 10:00pm
February 16, 2011 - 9:00pm
From the archives - this post was originally published at http://uvenus.org on 2010.06.30. I didn’t teach last semester (Winter 10). It was the first time I had been out of the classroom, away from students, for almost 10 years. And it wasn’t because I didn’t have the opportunity to teach, it’s because I decided that I didn’t like the conditions under which I would be teaching.
February 15, 2011 - 10:00pm
Deanna wondered not
February 13, 2011 - 9:15pm
Like most instructors, I have graded more papers than I care to count. Add to this the drafts and proposals that I have reviewed and the number gets all together more daunting. Something was a bit different this term, though. I saw more issues with plagiarism or “almost” plagiarism. I was reminded about how it is easy to do the research, but writing is a special craft that the students have to learn. I tell students each term their writing will improve.

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