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March 12, 2012
I enjoyed Afshan Jafar’s piece a couple of weeks back about parallels between parenting and professing in the early years, and I imagine I’m not the only mid-career academic/parent of a teenager who was tempted to write the next chapter.
March 12, 2012
Good on Sam Sommers, Tufts University psychology professor and blogger for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
March 12, 2012
My earlier statement that campuses focus more effort on recycling than reduction and reuse combined doesn't mean that no campuses do anything to reduce or reuse.
March 12, 2012
Udemy has asked UD to be part of the second cohort of professors chosen for its Faculty Project .  Udemy is a venture offering MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses.  Here's a recent New York Times article about Udemy and MOOCs.  The article describes the Faculty Project:
March 12, 2012
A reader asks about moving from a faculty slot to a position in retention and student services.
March 11, 2012
Games are fun and educational. But can they be used in First-Year Composition? 
March 11, 2012
It’s been seventy-one days since we made New Year’s resolutions. For those of us who resolved to learn something new this year, “lifelong learning” has never been easier.
March 11, 2012
The hardest part about sitting down to write is the actual beginning of making the clackity sound on the keyboard. I can get myself in the chair. I can turn on my machine. I can cruise around on the Internet, and type up a blog post or two about being in graduate school. But when it comes to getting into the nitty gritty of writing the dissertation, starting is the hardest part.
March 11, 2012
Just renewed my subscription to The Economist. Academic pricing is $77 a year - and you can sign-up for 2 years at a time. A $154 hit on the credit credit card. Who says that print is dead? Who says that nobody will pay for quality journalism? Who says that social media is replacing professional journalism?  Who says that we need to be able to tweet or comment on or share everything that we read?
March 11, 2012
In teaching and in research I’ve been taught to pay close attention to the assumptions I bring to the contexts in which we create and re-create knowledge, and one aspect of my own perspective that I often take for granted is the fact that I’m more often present and comfortable in spaces that lie between one particular “position” and another.

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