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GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe

July 21, 2011 - 9:45pm
I caught my first purchased paper this past fall in my composition class. When I did a Google search of the paper’s suspicious first sentence, the first hit I got was a “Buy this paper now!” website. Sigh. I’ve only been teaching for two years and had thought that going over the plagiarism policy on the syllabus the first day of class was sufficient. Plagiarism is not fun to talk about, but that purchased paper made me reconsider how I talk about plagiarism with my students.
July 19, 2011 - 9:30pm
Photo: Afshan Jafar Afshan Jafar Dear Anonymous,
July 17, 2011 - 9:15pm
July 16, 2011 - 8:45pm
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 16 July 2011University of Venus Around the Web:
July 14, 2011 - 9:31pm
When I opened the envelope that contained my tenure decision this past February, I wish I could say many incredibly deep thoughts went through my mind. But no, the only thought was, “I wonder if Starbucks is hiring.” Thank goodness I received tenure, because my local coffee shop had no need for another over educated, out of work barista that week.
July 12, 2011 - 9:45pm
What happens when your scholarship is considered a crime? When the state tries to stop you? What do you do when you know what you must write could potentially land you in jail? Do we have a responsibility to write, or is this purely a selfish endeavor?
July 10, 2011 - 9:00pm
It is the beginning of the summer period again when I am no longer teaching and when I take some time to assess how the year went. After my experiences in the classroom this year, I am convinced more than ever that teaching with the traditional methods of lecturing does not work anymore on the students of the new generation. I am afraid that the failure to realize this is likely to create a gap between professors and the students, and thus stand as an obstacle to success in our classrooms.
July 10, 2011 - 5:45am
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 9 July 2011 Our writers: ● Lee Skallerup Bessette will be an Early College Mentor for area high school teachers offering college-level English courses. This is a pilot project and her role will be to support teachers and maintain academic rigour. She is hoping to use social media tools to create a community for the educators involved and encourage them to do the same in their classrooms.
July 5, 2011 - 8:30pm
As the US basks in the afterglow of July 4th fireworks, NASA counts down to its final shuttle launch, and the budget battle consumes Congress, I submit a last-minute plea to save global research and education from the chopping block. Independence need not mean isolation. Indeed, independence demands knowledge of the world for its survival.

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