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GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe
September 6, 2011 - 9:30pm
I am writing this short text from a computer whose keyboard settings are not English but Icelandic, a language with slightly more characters than English. As my fingers have learnt to seek blindly for the O’s and the U’s and the W’s, I keep spelling words wrongly, until of course I switch the keyboard to English. Then the issue becomes NOT to look, and let the fingers do their job on their own, since what the eyes see is not what the fingers meet when they try to type.
September 5, 2011 - 6:30am
“Can't hang it on the wall for the world to see But you've got yourself a working man's Ph.D.”--Aaron Tippin, 1993We are remodeling our house. This might not seem connected to a blog about international higher education. However, I come home each day for an update from our outstanding Irish carpenter and to marvel at the evidence of his higher education.
September 3, 2011 - 9:45pm
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 3 September 2011UVenus Around the Web:
September 1, 2011 - 1:30pm
According to the Chair of my program – my application had to be “pretty dismal” in order to be rejected. She was being flippant of course; she had carefully reviewed my transcript and suggested a couple of courses to take to increase my chances of acceptance. However her point really was to warn me that being a part-time student meant that I wouldn’t be offered funding, implying that there wasn’t much reason to reject my application, assuming that I met all eligibility requirements.
August 31, 2011 - 8:45am
The University of Venus question of the month: What is it that you do to relax when you do not want to be your academic self?
August 28, 2011 - 7:45pm
I hit the ground running after my summer vacation, and I’ve had meeting after meeting that have reminded me that mentoring continues throughout your career. There have been different times in my career when I have mentored students, peers, and even helped out people senior to me. Likewise, today I still have trusted mentors that I approach about my concerns or particular situations.
August 27, 2011 - 5:15pm
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August 25, 2011 - 8:30pm
Yep – it’s the “A” word again. “Assessment.” And in higher education, that word is just about everywhere we turn. I suspect that when you saw that word, you likely got a chill up your spine – oh no! Not assessment. Not again! Yep – assessment. Again. But I have developed a take on assessment that might help us see it differently.
August 24, 2011 - 4:31am
Photo: Afshan Jafar Afshan Jafar It’s hunting season! Those of us in the academic world know that August marks the start of the job hunt. So, in a small attempt to ease some of the stress and uncertainty of looking for a job in academia these days, let me introduce the cast of characters you are likely to meet during the tragicomedy that is The Job Hunt. Setting
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