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September 4, 2009 - 12:30am
Today’s news brought word of adjunct teachers in higher education being “hidden” by their employers in order to improve U.S. News & World Report rankings.
September 3, 2009 - 9:43pm
My friend Lesboprof is fighting the swine flu, which I imagine is no fun at all. Apparently, her Uni has already suffered an outbreak, and since she's a relatively public figure there, she got exposed quickly. My cc hasn't had an outbreak yet, but we're putting plans in place. It's harder than you'd think.
September 3, 2009 - 9:24pm
Last week, as classes started, I performed an experiment that I always use on the first day of each of my classes in statistics.
September 3, 2009 - 9:04pm
"I've been mentally toying with a scheme that looks like this: separate teaching from grading, then reward teaching that results in good grades. The instructor wouldn't grade his own class; he'd trade with someone else, ideally at another institution." Craft and Evidence, By Dean Dad Dear Dean Dad. Please sign me up! I'm thinking we need to try something different when it comes to grading.
September 2, 2009 - 9:40pm
This week I head back to classes after a year-long sabbatical, my daughter begins kindergarten, and my husband reduces his hours to part-time. It is a time of transition for all of us, and although we’re all a bit stressed and cranky, I’m looking forward to this new stage for our family.
September 2, 2009 - 9:26pm
  I was perusing my Chronicle of Higher Ed. Almanac this afternoon. I learned that: --About 2.6 million folks work in higher education. --About 1.4 million are faculty members. --Of these faculty members, about 51% work full-time.Lots of other good facts, but nothing I could find on the numbers, composition, or change among learning technologists. How many of us are out there?
September 2, 2009 - 3:29pm
September 15 is fast approaching. On that date, over 200 charter signatories of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment are due to release their respective Climate Action Plans.
September 2, 2009 - 8:29am
Every year at this time I re-evaluate my daily schedule and get ready for the start of the new year. It’s that time when I try to get a head start on anticipated back-to-school dramas by making lists of things to remember to send to school on the first day, waking up earlier in the mornings so that the first week of school preparations won’t be so difficult, and marking the start of after school activities on the calendar so we can get the routine settled for each day.
September 1, 2009 - 9:36pm
(in the style of "The Word") Faculty and distinguished colleagues, (Slide: "And the undistinguished among you, too...") welcome back from what I hope was a restful summer. ("You're gonna need it...") As you know, we have record enrollments this year, combined with a severe funding cut ("Rhymes with flusterduck...") But I'm sure we're up to the challenge. ("New program: Alchemy!") This year brings some new challenges, like the swine flu ("No more parking shortage!")

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