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Education: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, 23 hours ago

Education: Dec. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives JoAnn Eichenlaub and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

How to write a good cover letter

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/12/08/how-write-successful-cover-letter-essay#.WElkTcfCrSM.facebook

Complete, free report from Inside hi ed.

The professional presentation gone south

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1553

Free image from Ph.D. comics

How many got PH.D.'s this year?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/12/09/phd-recipients-increase-number-job-prospects-vary-new-us-data-show?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=20f8fa2dd5-DNU20161209&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-20f8fa2dd5-199141673&goal=0_1fcbc04421-20f8fa2dd5-199141673&mc_cid=20f8fa2dd5&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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Teaching today: Dec. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Academic news: Nov. 21-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, November 21, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Academic news: Nov. 21-30

Teaching

Critical thinking about websites: don't fall for clickbait

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Professor-Who-s/238441?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=6d23536b4a40448e85aae9e307b3aa1d&elq=90896284152846e2bbb378b48c57c859&elqaid=11592&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4573

Complete, free report from Chron. hi. ed.

Tutor alleged to take courses for athletes

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/mizzou-athletics-looks-into-allegations-of-academic-violations-by-former/article_3befa1dd-8665-503f-9ff5-034c9a54749c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Full, free essay from St. Louis post-dispatch

Go to HS, get college credit in Texas

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/11/29/dual-enrollment-rise-texas-community-colleges?mc_cid=e5fd55094b&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Full, free story from Inside hi. ed.

Plagiarism proof? What to do.

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1616-dear-forums-i-know-my-student-plagiarized-do-i-have-enough-evidence-to-prove-it?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=73153be2ef284b72a67da0f63dfe54f4&elq=957c575caf1e490c8ee15bea4b85368c&elqaid=11558&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4556

Free blog, conversation thread, links from Vitae

Publishing

Fixing peer-review?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47538/title/Opinion--Repairing-Peer-Review/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=38045857&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--VO_Ky8XwSxoGeVtxGYO_mO248PXYBWfauYjBLOazrFSusVdlfh5fz4tFtn2mtps9-zL6Sc2F-yDXyldpq2DEQpWoy3A&_hsmi=38045857/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

What about the "impact factor?"

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47550/title/Opinion--The-Impact-Factor--Re-envisioned/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=37962607&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_hdY-54oI4ApLGlCzEDvDYzFerMGPge3l8nfetva-Q_y-JcKCgDaV0DT-kgptjD_yT95Q_fcO1KMAyaNH-0EKq8aN8ow&_hsmi=37962607/

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Late fall advice: Nov. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 11, 2016
Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016

Late fall advice: Nov. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detectives Danielle Rintala and Kenneth Long

Teaching

Teaching blind students

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/teaching-blind-students-with-3-d-prints/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20161115

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Need help creating digital resources?

https://www.tes.com/lessons

Free website from TES

U. Florida retools on-line efforts

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/11/15/u-florida-online-looks-ahead-after-canceling-deal-pearson?mc_cid=0cdad2e794&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

How to improve undergrad. research experiences?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47511/title/Opinion--Improving-the-Undergraduate-Research-Experience/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=37707742&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_Ht0Lyo9W7aS6ihm1v7kFxPWW_jxExRZCdNi0HXKIhp3QhyWPJTT-c4HgVi4edVi0_E_vvUQTgcVVYt8A-Uzzyvfa84Q&_hsmi=37707742

Full, free opinion piece from The Scientist

Other professional ideas

Keeping or quitting that job?

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-how-to-make-tough-decisions?utm_source=sciam&utm_campaign=sciam

Full, free story, audio file from Quick and dirty tips

Need to stand up for science: former news anchor

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/dan-rather-now-more-than-ever-we-must-stand-up-for-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_IDR_20161116

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Data on physical therapy applications

http://www.ptcas.org/uploadedFiles/PTCASorg/About_PTCAS/PTCASApplicantDataRpt.pdf

Complete, free report, tables from PTCAS

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Modern academia: Nov. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 4, 2016
Updated: Friday, November 11, 2016

Modern academia: Nov. 4-11

Thanks to 'net detectives Peter English, Joann Eichelaub, and Pat Bowne

Professionally

What do your students call you? (in front of your back!)

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-You-Make-Them-Call-You/238282?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=4aba2762ad294ffdacab1df2e3c4f0f3&elq=92b702a1e2684c15ac9a98ffb2605432&elqaid=11386&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4432

Complete, free advice bit, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Too few female genomics specialists

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/female-scientists-found-to-be-underrepresented-in-genomics/81253403

Full, free essay from GEN

Need copyright (and more!) advice?

http://www.copyrightlaws.com/libraries/copyright-literacy-copyright-life-skill/?t=Copyright+Literacy+and+Translating+Copyright+to+a+Life+Skill

Free website, links from Copyrightlaws

Where does a biology Ph.D. take you?

http://www.ascb.org/where-will-a-biology-phd-take-you/

Graphic, link from ASCB website

Events and opportunities

Great American smokeout

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6544a1.htm?s_cid=mm6544a1_e

Nov. 17; page, refs. from MMWR

Public policy award

https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/news/apply_for_the_2017_emerging_public_policy_leadership_award.html

Deadline: Jan. 9; Free site from AIBS

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We need to know: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 28, 2016
Updated: Friday, November 4, 2016

We need to know: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Thanks to 'net detectives Dee Silverthorn, Jon Jackson, and Krista Rompolski

The customers: Student issues

Writing "hence" is a sign of plagiarism? Come on.

https://vivatiffany.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/academia-love-me-back/

Free blog, image from Tiffany Martinez website

Is that postdoc position all that it implies?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1593-the-postdoctoral-bait-and-switch?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=a9a43734503243c4946fdd3c00e94e1e&elq=8eb856c179f2490b860190af5546b164&elqaid=11277&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4366

Full, free blog from Vitae

US school students improve marginally in science

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-students-improve-in-science-but-just-barely/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20161028

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Writing M/C questions

Get in on all the lingo: good and bad examples

http://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/center-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-and-learning/multiple-choice-exam-construction

Website from Duquesne U.

Good overview with examples

https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/writing-good-multiple-choice-test-questions/

From a Vanderbilt U. guide

Med. board exams

http://www.nbme.org/PDF/ItemWriting_2003/2003IWGwhole.pdf

Full, free guide from Nat'l. board of med. exam.

Professionally

Toxic department, low salary ad, and more

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1595-dear-forums-the-salary-seems-low-is-it-worth-applying-anyway?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=0d14e5361cc445679d4457e52026db08&elq=77522898e999457a95e016500cbf3f08&elqaid=11302&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4382

Full, free Q&A from Vitae

Springer withdraws 58 articles: phony reviews, etc.

http://retractionwatch.com/2016/11/01/springer-bmc-retracting-nearly-60-papers-for-fake-reviews-and-other-issues/

Complete free report, links from Retraction watch

Reading over job applications

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1599-reading-your-application-file?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=00976b1d74034c1a9694ee15775ce2f6&elq=27a71463dfa04e53801637c801281584&elqaid=11357&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4416

Complete, free report, links from Vitae

Have you looked at the Federal register recently?

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=6140b3b2b1-PPR_Nov1_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-6140b3b2b1-171123534

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The academic world: Sept. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 21, 2016
Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016

The academic world: Sept. 21-28

Thanks to 'net detectives Aura Grandidge, Jon Jackson, and Effie Nicke

Some cool surveys!

Take the survey: 1-semester v 2 semester A&P

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLqcyq0TQFuvZCwdTNPkHNsUjcoJTnajD1IVFssl2FsJFPiw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Website

Take the survey on prerequisites

http://survey.ubishops.ca/ls/index.php/742277/lang-en

From Bishop U.

Useful professionally

NABT conferences

http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=12

Nov. 3-6 in Denver, more listed

US courts back Harvard on student's plagiarism challenge

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/10/25/court-backs-harvard-plagiarism-challenge?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=42d6226770-DNU20161025&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-42d6226770-199141673&mc_cid=42d6226770&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Short, free note, link from Inside hi. ed.

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Today's education news: Oct. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 14, 2016
Updated: Friday, October 21, 2016

Today's education news: Oct. 14-21

The nurse-scientist

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/nurses-are-caretakers-not-scientists-right-wrong/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161021

Full, free blog, image, links from Sci. Am.

Sexual harassment from within the syllabus?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/14/case-brooklyn-college-raises-questions-about-line-between-academic-freedom-and?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=8ccb8e866d-DNU20161014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-8ccb8e866d-199141673&mc_cid=8ccb8e866d&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Complete, free report from Inside. hi. ed.

Is the traditional accreditation process endangered?

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Forget-Accreditation-Bring-On/238090?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=9c39cea7ab3c4c7e88a46bd305f9cbe9&elq=348e0d697faa45cd9d6c36638e105f79&elqaid=11150&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4291

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

University pays premium to retain faculty

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/17/u-wisconsin-pays-millions-and-manages-hold-most-professors-recruited-leave?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=d6778a977f-DNU20161017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-d6778a977f-199141673&mc_cid=d6778a977f&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Short, free item, links, table from Inside hi. ed.

Where did your Federal register get to?

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=0749a98efa-PPR_Oct17_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-0749a98efa-171123534

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Highlights of education: Oct. 5-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Highlights of education: Oct. 5-14

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin and Jon Jackson

National Hispanic heritage month

Ramon y Cajal: neuroscientist

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1906/cajal-bio.html

From Nobel Prize site

Collection of living Hispanic scientists' bios.

https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/hispanic-heritage-month-latino-doctors-scientists-educators/Caribbean-Medical-Schools

Website from UMHS

The sci. biz

The war against science

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-plan-to-defend-against-the-war-on-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20161012

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

The journal retracted its own retraction!

http://retractionwatch.com/2016/10/04/oops-journal-retracted-the-wrong-article/

Complete, free report, links from Retract. watch

Baloney alert: girls can't do stem! What!

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/girls-can-t-do-math-or-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20161012

Short, free item from Sci. Am.

The scientist as narcissist

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47037/title/The-Narcissistic-Scientist/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=35370370&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9V7V4d6RgweOKzpirlnph_TCZRw84oovRKyyl8bDGW5kpJ7rSrQp8nXsF8EIx9cYs_HweHfzg5T5PmZsBEjfHoWB4doQ&_hsmi=35370370/

Book review from The Scientist

Awards: past and future

K-12 math and science teachers receive awards

https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189970&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

Free from NSF

Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships for NJ and Georgia

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

Website, links; Deadline: Oct. 23

Internship available from NSF

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453000000

Press release from NSF

Professional news

40 years old and burned out!

http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-40-Year-Old-Burnout/237979/

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

Free app for fonts of 800 different written languages

https://www.google.com/get/noto/

Website

Recent history of lab safety

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47132/title/Thirty-Years-of-Lab-Safety/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=35541764&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9TPDTCpV_6nnt6hw-DuG2YygY8Mlq32E2P29wJ4cqy7xdJINU2txJYCX6Kt_WBbZAKS19gA0_L0_5vnp9efRFlGTQ2Mw&_hsmi=35541764

Full, free article, links from The Scientist

Should teaching become like uber?

http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Uberization-Comes/238004/

Complete, free commentary from Chron. hi. ed.

Creationist wins lawsuit against Cal. State U.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/07/cal-state-northridge-settles-christian-lab-manager-who-said-he-was-fired-creationist?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=bca9f6165f-DNU20161007&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-bca9f6165f-199141673&mc_cid=bca9f6165f&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Complete, free report, video from Inside hi. ed.

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Current academics: Sept 21-Oct. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Current academics: Sept 21-Oct. 5

Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Patton, Betsy Ott, Janet Steele, and Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury

Classroom teaching

Submit your proposed case study here!

https://form.jotform.com/62736011756960

From HAPS website

Cumulative testing helps learning

http://theapprofessor.blogspot.com/

Blog, links, hints from website

Helping your students to take good notes

http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/do-your-students-take-good-notes/62864?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=57dff6826c2045b9ad58f024effceaf9&elq=c9f9421296ad41528273783da4606f39&elqaid=10849&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4125

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

No more lectures at this med. school

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/26/u-vermont-medical-school-get-rid-all-lecture-courses?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=ae25c70b37-DNU20160926&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-ae25c70b37-199141673&mc_cid=ae25c70b37&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Closing programs and more: Graduate student advice

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1563-dear-forums-my-doctoral-program-is-closing-help?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=d1b5cd561eb14e5cbe29a41b2f1b28a0&elq=99fbfbaca42640a3b3b379912ae78662&elqaid=10935&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4165

Full, free Q&A from Vitae

Help for grad students who teach

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1558-teaching-tips-for-graduate-students?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=c51dbbb3139c4c07be36b996ab5bc47d&elq=080a03fa338e47539ab0525338ed1c1f&elqaid=10914&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4150

Full, free article from Vitae

Other ed. news

What is the Readiness Assessment Test?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InnC0Su0Ni0&feature=youtu.be

Free video from YouTube

Lots of lawsuits, few wins against accreditors

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Accreditors-Rarely-Lose/237944?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=32e25af9aa04456fae7d536cad76dba4&elq=959bf7b47ac94b4f9b2ac0e6b78c76d8&elqaid=10925&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4160

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

Doing research with human subjects: guidelines

http://www.apus.edu/community-scholars/institutional-review-board/research.htm

Free website from Am. public univ. syst.

UK universities to earn gold medals for teaching

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/englands-universities-have-medal-style-ratings-teaching

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

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