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Current academics: Sept 21-Oct. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: 18 hours ago
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Classroom help: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Classroom help: Sept. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Opportunities and problems

AAAS site hacked--no Eureka Alert temporarily

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47045/title/AAAS-Press-Release-Repository-Hacked/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=34354773&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9CSJVZF1MtoQwDKUkIm9ZFW5pUe327YuzMK2bgMh9A_CkrhWcsGJQRS1TWdaiiPkb7V-fbtmW1_Lk9_aRhnnmZMTj2QQ&_hsmi=34354773/

Short, free item from The Scientist

More than 40 short ed. courses offered at Pittcon.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160915/Pittcon-offers-402b-new-educational-courses-in-2017-Short-Course-Program.aspx

March 4-9, 2017; From website

Does it matter how old you are when you teach? Yep

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Confessions-of-a-Formerly/237810?cid=trend_au&elqTrackId=2a1af1e553e14b22a3c4391e11670e80&elq=3e67c9849b3a4ce0809acafe29a07e5e&elqaid=10759&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4077

Full, free advice bit from Chron. hi. ed.

Have you left Federal register all alone? Shame!

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=b28b98a0d5-PPR_sept19_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-b28b98a0d5-171123534

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

Other professional matters

No link between learning and student evaluations

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/21/new-study-could-be-another-nail-coffin-validity-student-evaluations-teaching?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=ddd03ccf45-DNU20160921&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-ddd03ccf45-199141673&mc_cid=ddd03ccf45&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

College suing SACS over accreditation loss

http://paine.edu/blog/post/2016/09/17/Paine-College-to-File-Federal-Lawsuit-to-Maintain-its-Accreditation.aspx

Press release from Paine College

Usual time to bachelors completion: 5 years

https://nscresearchcenter.org/signaturereport11/

Complete, free report from Nat'l student clearinghouse res. cent.

Teaching

Should you use tablets in teaching?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-tablet-devices-a-good-teaching-tool/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160916

Full, free article from Sci. Am.

Help with building a syllabus

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1545-diy-syllabus-what-is-a-syllabus-really-for-anyway?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=a1b21d464d364b8db094d560edc22116&elq=abe5d12c078e42269a3e059c884f5af9&elqaid=10736&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4061

Full, free essay, links from Vitae

Interaction in distance learning course

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-gamma/reimagining-regular-and-substantive-interaction-0

Complete, free report from Inside hi. ed.

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We need to know this: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 08, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We need to know this: Sept. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detectives Henritette Mathews, Pat Bowne, Pat Clark, and Camille Freeman

On-line A&P games

Virtual labs

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/explore-virtual-labs

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/explore-virtual-labs

Free sites from HHMI

Wisconsin's Arcade

https://www.wisc-online.com/Arcade

Two A&P games on-line here

Educational games

http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/

From Nobelprize

Our profession

Tweeting to tenure?

http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/tf_report_what_counts_evaluating_public_communication_in_tenure_and_promotion_final_august_2016.pdf

Full, free report from Am. soc. assoc.

Classroom observations

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1536-you-re-never-too-old-to-observe-or-be-observed

Full, free essay, links from Vitae

What do US citizens think the purpose of ed. is?

http://qz.com/769990/education-poll-what-do-americans-think-school-is-for/

Full, free story, graphic, links from Quartz

Underrepresented groups (i.e., gender, ethnic) in research

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46791/title/Opinion--Fixing-Science-s-Human-Bias/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=34286681&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9pyP0OsFkxu1QU3D_-SGWknZFnThfTewAcIMkcnJfXAKsoSHNGuErGuS1CrRGY6xOLg3w3YUxsVQ6oWeG1qRcxzGVc6Q&_hsmi=34286681/

Complete, free essay, links from The Scientist

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Academic news: Aug. 31- Sept. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 01, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Academic news: Aug. 31- Sept. 6

Thanks to 'net detectives Peter English, Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, and Kevin Petti

Professional opportunities and happenings

Enter the "Faces of biology" contest today!

https://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html

Website, links from AIBS

Sign up for Anatomia Italiana now!

https://anatomiaitaliana.com/

From June 10-22, 2017

ITT ed. closing all campuses

http://www.ittesi.com/2016-09-06-ITT-Educational-Services-Inc-to-Cease-Operations-at-all-ITT-Technical-Institutes-Following-Federal-Actions

Press release, links from ITT

Teaching

Study smarter!

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/24/5824192/study-smarter-learn-better-8-tips-from-memory-researchers

Complete, free report, video from Vox

Have students write for Wikipedia

http://wikiedu.org/teach/

From website

Curing fear-of-professor syndrome?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/01/arizona-state-uses-spoof-drug-ad-encourage-students-use-office-hours?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=209caa5fb2-DNU20160901&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-209caa5fb2-199141673&mc_cid=209caa5fb2&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Short, free item, video from Inside hi. ed.

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Useful news: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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

Is anybody reading your syllabus?

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Anybody-Reading-the/237641?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=a46e8aee46284f1c8cb3210970bc8566&elq=98d08fe9f75f4027b642cc5708808668&elqaid=10492&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3942

Full, free item from Chron. hi. ed.

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.

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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