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University of Venus

GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe

March 3, 2011 - 10:00pm
How do we, as tutorial leaders or professors, deal with the revelation that students find classes or entire subject areas "boring?" And to what extent is it our responsibility to get them "interested?" These were questions that came to mind as I read Itir Toksöz’s recent UVenus post about “academic boredom”. While she was discussing the boredom she experiences in conversation with colleagues, my first thought was that boredom is not just (potentially) a problem for and with academics, but also for students.

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

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