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Useful news: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: 6 hours ago

Useful news: Aug. 24-31

Thanks to 'net detectives Carolyn Wright, Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, and Cee Cee Pearce

Academia

Why I love teaching

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1522-why-am-i-teaching-again?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=bc26ecfea0f841f98d1db12ee748c937&elq=8e4ae6ce75434b58bbbfc5addc5a52b2&elqaid=10421&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3905

Complete, free report, links from Vitae

17th annual conf. on case study teaching in science

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/training/conference/

Sept. 16 and 17 in Buffalo; poster proposal deadline Sept. 1

Outsourcing cheating

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Contract-Cheating-s-African/237586?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=f611cce8d7344265a69a0f5b9fed44d9&elq=0be37ca389b04538924b6be1a7d8b118&elqaid=10483&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3934

Full, free story from Chron. hi. ed.

How serious is that plagiarism?

http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Infographic_Did-I-Plagiarize1.jpg

Free image from website

What is a "predatory journal?"

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Federal-Prosecutors-Join-Fight/237615?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=e61b66a87ab44902ad009401675a86f4&elq=d516fb3e7bbb439a8fe1d3ca79ee38b2&elqaid=10475&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3932

Full, free essay, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Look at the Federal register now!

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=4dc7ac613a-PPR_aug22_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-4dc7ac613a-171123534

Attend a hearing, join a committee, be a part of the solution

Women and science

Women in science

https://www.newscientist.com/article-topic/women-science/?cmpid=EMP|NSNS|2016-2608-GLOBAL-augwk4_wed|topicguide&utm_medium=EMP&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=AugWk4_WED&utm_content=topicguide&cmpid

Free collection of stories from New sci.

Female students feeling left out in classroom

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189603&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

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August academia: Aug. 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August academia: Aug. 17-24

Thanks to 'net detective Valeria Dean O'Loughlin

Our profession

Tips on managing dissertation and teaching together

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1514-managing-a-dissertation-and-a-classroom?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=220143ed6ad64ea1a4b06a0124c836a5&elq=ae7d4c03af7845c684dc6bfc71189068&elqaid=10305&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3855

Full, free list, links from Vitae

Report on adjuncts in Ontario

https://ciheblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/full-report.pdf

Full, Free item, graphics, refs. from CIHE

Are writing "imps" bothering you?

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Insidious-Imps-of-Writing/237514?cid=trend_au&elqTrackId=d2d8da50617940318869d7f99b65a6d2&elq=3f2d21d1df9b4659a33b0da947824433&elqaid=10354&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3874

Complete, free report from Chron. hi. ed.

Too many neuroscientists?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-there-too-many-neuroscientists/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160817

Short, free piece, graphics from Sci. Am.

Excellence

US president honors outstanding math and science teachers

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189577&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

New methods of determining quality

http://chronicle.com/article/Experiment-With-New-Education/237477?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=a1a6f999f6554209a9ff3d5d47d59e1e&elq=591012760ed2437faa0fbfc23597a5a4&elqaid=10366&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3881

Complete, free report, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Enriching the classroom experience

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/08/our-favorite-posts-10-ways-to-enrich-your-classroom-with-primary-sources/?loclr=eatlcb

Press release, links from Libr. congress

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Classroom work: Aug. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Important to know: Aug. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Updated: Friday, August 26, 2016

Important to know: Aug. 3-10

Thanks to 'net detectives Judith R. Gibber, Pat Bowne, Peter English, A. J. Petto, and Jon Jackson

Teaching

Don't start your semester this way!

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1498-the-absolute-worst-way-to-start-the-semester

Complete, free report from Vitae

Cheating websites: Do they cheat students?

http://wpsites.maine.edu/criminology/tag/noneedtostudy-com/

Website links, student comments, from U. Maine

Help for student writing assignments

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1460-9-tools-for-the-accidental-writing-teacher

Full, free essay from Vitae

Assigning students to BuzzFeed

http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Assign-Students-to/237334?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=76aef7ded91f4357ba34d2480b9238a5&elq=6a8440882a074f3e856a49c989769e20&elqaid=10111&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3768

Full, free story, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Jumping on opportunities

The biggest mistake at an interview

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/07/25/the-absolute-worst-thing-a-job-seeker-can-do/#44b8534ec936

Full, free essay from Forbes

Webinars for Ph.D. fellowships in biol. information

http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189442&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

Both on Aug. 29

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Helpful info:July 26-Aug 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2016
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Academia in July: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Monday, August 08, 2016

Academia in July: July 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

From all around academia

She saved US children: Dr. Oldham Kelsey

http://www.upworthy.com/the-very-real-story-of-how-one-woman-prevented-a-national-tragedy-by-doing-her-job

Full, free story, images, links from Upworthy

Dept. Ed.: New rules for distance ed?.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-proposes-rule-state-authorization-postsecondary-distance-education-foreign-locations

Press release links from US Dept. ed.

What accreditors should do

https://opeweb.ed.gov/aslweb/finalStaffReports.cfm?aID=15&mid=68

Page from US Dept. ed.

List of "Great colleges to work for"

http://chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16?cid=trend_au&elqTrackId=aefc4993a9f14faa9426b648fd525897&elq=64492dd5af0545db8655658b4f093568&elqaid=9952&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3663

Free item from Chron. hi. ed.

Our profession

An appropriate "teachable moment" on plagiarism?

http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-English-Professor/237183?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=e9cfbe2294c6401fbab7dcc870a0ed4d&elq=b89512302b3e46f5a60ebfe0c46e45ca&elqaid=9906&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3641

Complete, full report, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Get your article out there now!

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1492-get-your-manuscript-out?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=7d89d1f410d3434396f5b7ee6b199d63&elq=64492dd5af0545db8655658b4f093568&elqaid=9952&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3663

Free, full item, links from Vitae

How successful are free textbooks?

http://chronicle.com/article/More-Professors-Know-About/237252?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=6537978dab114de3a98ac0bee9bc9bdc&elq=1e0a7a20ee284c04874b97c55f001dd4&elqaid=9986&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3687

Full, free item from Chron. hi. ed.

The struggles of scientists

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/are-our-scientific-heroes-too-heroic/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160720

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

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The season of scholars: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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News you can use: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Friday, August 26, 2016

News you can use: July 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives A.J. Petto, Carolyn Wright, and Peter English

Meetings and opportunities

Exercise physiology meeting

http://www.the-aps.org/exercise.aspx

From APS, Nov. 2-4 in Phoenix; Travel awards available

Our profession

Job hunts from hell!

http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Job-Hunts-From-Hell-/237019?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=ed6ee71cd72c46e698827e69798abe48&elq=5d62479719f842489c999a02ccd51bde&elqaid=9762&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3502

Full, free essay, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Don't fail Google 101!

https://violentmetaphors.com/2016/06/03/how-to-flunk-out-of-the-university-of-google/#more-3380

Complete, free report from Viol. metaphors

Asynchronous teaching: Is there really such a thing?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1471-there-s-no-such-thing-as-asynchronous-teaching?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=57f3d284ee184ec5969b1c91a8e62ec3&elq=aa6b2f8c060d4df0aef1e2db4eb738b9&elqaid=9788&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3519

Full, free essay, link from Vitae

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Academic news: June 24-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Academic news: June 24-July 5

Public service awards

http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/public.jsp

Deadline: Oct. 3 from NSF

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Academia now: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016
Updated: Monday, August 08, 2016

Academia now: June 17-24

Thanks to 'net detectives Pat Bowne, Kerrie Hoar, and Robert Leopard

Opportunities

Young scientist prize from AAAS

http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab/rules

up to $30,000; deadline: Aug. 1

Our practice

Helping students: reduce withdrawals

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1440-4-simple-ways-to-help-them-persist

Complete, free report, links from Vitae

Learning to teach on line

http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Prepare-Professors-Who/236873?cid=gn&utm_source=gn&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=c759d505d25e4f7b8cba2fca24de4201&elq=354e968e3284479fab62c1ccf6b69a7c&elqaid=9560&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3398

Full, free essay, link from Chron. hi. ed.

The myth of learning styles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=855Now8h5Rs

Free video from TED

All about learning styles

http://www.danielwillingham.com/learning-styles-faq.html

Free FAQ's from website

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