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Science and academia: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014

Science and academia: Sept. 18-25

Teaching

Teaching by Skype: how well did it work?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/707-phoning-it-in-my-year-of-teaching-via-skype?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

Science

NIH did not interfere in preemie study

http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Is-Absolved-of/148861/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

 

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This week in academia: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This week in academia: Sept. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detectives Diana Sturges, Valerie D. O'Loughlin, and Linda Moussakova

Awards and conferences 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference

http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/sotlcommons/

Deadline: Nov. 15, from March 25-27, in Savannah Georgia; from website

Innovation challenge for community colleges

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/communitycollege/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Competition window: Sept. 15-Jan. 15; from NSF

What the Nobel Prize looks like and some art

http://blog.lindau-nobel.org/the-art-of-the-nobel-prizes/

From website

Things to think about

MIT MOOC learning equivalent to MIT face-to-face course

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-mooc-where-everybody-learned/54571?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

23 "Pell runners" caught in California

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/200-000-plot-to-steal-financial-aid-hits-Bay-5749273.php

Newspaper article

How satisfied are researchers in their work?

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7517-267a

Complete, free report, charts from Nature

Unemployment for STEM doctorates low

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132687&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

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Your source of academic news: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Your source of academic news: Sept. 4-11

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Holly Morris, W.R. Baldys, Esq. and Miranda Byse

Awards

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

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

$30,000 to get masters, First deadline: Oct. 13; see website

LifeSciTRC Scholars Program for HS/undergrad educators

http://www.the-aps.org/LifeSciTRCScholars

From Am. Phys. Soc.

Teaching and the profession

Get some answers to career advancement concerns

http://www.pce.uw.edu/career-insights/answers-to-five-tough-career-questions/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=September%202014%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=PCE%20News&utm_content=CY_NW_Newsletter_September+2014

From Univ. Wash.

Have you looked at the science case study collection?

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/

From the website

Visiting prof: can you get a recommendation there?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/684-the-professor-is-in-getting-a-reference-when-you-re-new?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free column from Vitae

Legal-beagle

Worried about copyright infringement?

http://lawyerist.com/75862/9-epic-responses-legal-threats/

Free website, links from Lawyerist

Fighting sexual assault in the syllabus

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/09/03/how-syllabi-can-help-combat-sexual-assault/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

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Worth learning about: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Worth learning about: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Thanks this week to 'net detectives T. J. Meehan, Rozanne Redlinski, A.J. Petto, and Peter English

Academia

Lego's women in science series a big hit!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26107-life-in-lego-how-minifigure-academics-went-viral.html

Full, free article, images from New Sci.

What were classes like BCP (before cell phones)?

http://chronicle.com/article/Todays-Lesson-Life-in-the/148423/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free commentary from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Using humor to teach science--some profanity in videos

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/09/02/science-add-humor-and-stir-wocka-wocka-wocka/

Full, free blog, videos from Sci. Am.

Need a cool quote for classes today?

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/elberthubb387569.html

From the website

Anatomy and physiology specifically 

Who's the toughest of the tough in nursing school--us!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/09/02/344042884/the-toughest-class-in-nursing-school-is-the-first-one

Complete, free report from NPR

Google Classroom a benefit for HAPS members

http://www.google.com/edu/classroom/

From the website

Special section on grade inflation

Everyone's special

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-schuman/grading-time-i-give-up-yo_b_1489430.html

Free blog, links from The Huffington Post

Trends in grade inflation: 1991-2007

http://www.gradeinflation.com/

Extensive charts, discussion from website

Research: 1940-2009

http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=16473

Free abstract from Teach. Coll. Rec.

Since there is a problem: An appeal to our better angels?

http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Ask-More-of-Our/148559/?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Complete, free commentary from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Research

Tips for your manuscript

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Special-Series-Manuscript-Tips-Top-10-Submission-Tips/biotechniques-345608.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e84fb63595-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e84fb63595-87291326#.VACefdJdXzg

Complete, free report from BioTechniq.

Lab animal accreditation does not equal animal welfare?

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/08/animal-welfare-accreditation-questioned

Complete, free report from Science

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Our world today: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Our world today: Aug. 21-28

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Carolyn Wright, Zach Wooding, and Henriette Evans

Students and Learning

Scam directed at students nationwide

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/167379155.html

Report from KTNV

Learning your students' names

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/08/26/essay-calling-faculty-members-learn-their-students-names

Full, free essay from
Inside Hi. Ed.

What the survey monkey said about case studies

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/pdfs/Survey%20on%20Case%20Studies%20and%20Flipped%20Classroom.pdf

Complete, free report, graphics from J. Coll. Sci. Teach.

"What are you teaching the world?"

http://www.upworthy.com/imagine-if-every-school-played-this-video-before-class?c=upw1

Free video from The Upworthiest

Our profession

Who gets those tenure-track positions?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/679-who-s-getting-tenure-track-jobs-it-s-time-to-find-out?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free column, links from
Vitae

Did you read the
Federal Register?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=f2abe6be31-PPR_Aug_25_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-f2abe6be31-171123534

Join a committee, attend a hearing, be a part of the solution!

I-Corp for STEM learning webinar

http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132467&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

Website from NSF

Want to submit to the Pre-health Collection?

https://www.mededportal.org/icollaborative/submit/submit/

From the website

Going back to teaching as an adjunct


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/668-i-used-to-be-a-good-teacher?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

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Current academia: Aug. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 15, 2014
Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

Current academia: Aug. 14-21

A good dissertation topic: Ph.D. in chocolate from Cambridge

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-28787676

Short, free item from
BBC

Who is hurt by scientific fraud? Everyone. Why? Read it!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40783/title/The-Price-Tag-of-Scientific-Fraud/

Full, free article, links from
The Scientist

Did they plagiarize their plagiarism definition?

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/14/4289787/authors-of-miami-dade-college.html

Newspaper story


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Keep up-to-date here: Aug. 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keep up-to-date here: Aug. 7-14


Thanks this week to 'net detectives Linda Moussakova, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Awards


Enter the "Faces of biology" contest

http://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=fab4918ad0-PPR_Jul_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-fab4918ad0-171123534

Deadline: Sept. 30 from AIBS

Awards over actual deeds

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40745/title/Opinion--Accomplishments-Over-Accolades/

Complete, free opinion piece from The Scientist


What we need to know professionally

Some things to think about as you begin the semester

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/5-things-you-can-do-to-prepare-for-the-new-semester/57721?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Thirty seconds to explain your thesis?


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40572/title/Science-Speak/

Full, free article, chart from
The Scientist

Your best thinking when you are not focused on a problem?

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/shower-thoughts/

Complete, free report from Wired

What is an ABD?

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/08/abds_all_but_dissertation_ph_d_candidates_who_can_t_quite_finish.html?wpisrc=obinsite

Complete, free report from Slate


Teaching


The future of education

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/anthropology-in-practice/2014/08/06/what-will-the-future-of-education-look-like/

Full, free blog from
Sci. Am.

How to stop grade inflation at elite universities


https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/08/princeton-panel-urges-changes-grading-rules-wellesley-scholars-warn-impact-strict

Full, free story from
Inside Hi. Ed.

What is Project BEST?


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/2014/07/01/jello-brains-and-dna-high-school-students-launch-innovative-stem-program/

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

On plagiarism

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/in-their-own-words-a-field-guide-to-accused-plagiarists-public-statements/83319?cid=gn&utm_source=gn&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Is it mystery or history​?


Museum of the history of medicine

http://lmoussakova.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/musee-dhistoire-de-la-medecine-a-berlin/

From a website


How did your university rank in 1911?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/how-did-the-federal-government-rate-your-college-a-century-ago/83411?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog, chart from Chron. Hi. Ed.

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Awards, laws, conferences

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

News that youse can use: July 31-Aug. 7

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie D. O'Loughlin, Peter English, and Henriette Evans

New ideas

Apply to the Innovation Grants Program

http://www.anatomy.org/content/innovation-grants

Deadline: Oct. 1; Am. Assoc. Anat. website

Using Facebook in the classroom

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/why-this-professor-is-encouraging-facebook-use-in-his-classroom/54223?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay, links from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

What will tomorrow's education be like?

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Our work

Nat. Research Council pushes lab safety in universities

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/universities-are-pushed-to-improve-lab-safety/83007?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Free summary, link to original announcement from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Want to author a book? Here's what you need to know

http://chronicle.com/article/Things-You-Should-Know-Before/147943/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Full, free advice column from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Put someone else's thesis on-line, go to jail?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40666/title/Student-Could-Be-Jailed-for-Online-Post/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

Attendance policy v ADA?

http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/tenuredradical/2014/08/do-attendance-policies-discriminate-against-disability/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Mostly students

Engaging Kuwaiti women in biology

http://advan.physiology.org/content/32/2/147

Complete, free article from
Advan. Physiol. Ed.

What is your most memorable teaching moment?

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Value-of-Admitting-What-We/147983/?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Full, free commentary from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Temple Univ. drops ACT, SAT requirement

http://articles.philly.com/2014-07-30/news/52192626_1_temple-university-minority-students-standardized-test-scores

Newspaper story

Should medical school be shorter?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/education/edlife/the-drawn-out-medical-degree.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

Newspaper story

Good stuff: July 24-31

Thanks this week to 'net detective Carolyn Wright

Some advice

Retired: work with a community science club
http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40608/title/Opinion--A-Role-for-Community-Science-Clubs/

Full, free article, links from
The Scientist
All-nighters can change memories
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/all-nighters-could-alter-your-memories/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140729

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

On the job


Resolving conflicts at work

http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/07/23/essay-how-deal-conflict-when-working-academe#sthash.iPKe9Uje.dpbs

Complete, free essay from
Inside Hi. Ed.

If you didn't get the job, can you ask why? Yes.

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/618-the-professor-is-in-i-didn-t-get-the-job-can-i-ask-why?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from Vitae

Academia this week: July 17-24
The best colleges to work at

http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/147387/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en#id=big-table

Free list from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Ten best/ten worst masters degrees

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fjle45gfkg/the-best-masters-degrees-for-jobs-right-now/

Website from Forbes

Don't ignore the talented student

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-u-s-neglects-its-best-science-students/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140717

Complete, free report from
Sci. Am.

Good to know that: July 10-17
Thanks this week to 'net detective Liz Phares, Carolyn Wright, Miranda Byse, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Conferences

Annual conference on case study teaching


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

Flipped classroom and more; Registration deadline Sept. 5

NSF Grants conference

http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131005&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

Oct. 6-7 at George Washington Univ.

Jobs: getting, keeping

Changing jobs for a more prestigious institution?


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/592-the-professor-is-in-switching-institutions-here-s-what-your-progress-toward-tenure-is-worth?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from Vitae

Seven tips for a great cover letter!

http://money.msn.com/careers-and-education/7-tips-for-writing-a-winning-cover-letter

Free site from
MSN

STEM grads more likely to be hired but not in STEM field

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/stem-graduates-likelier-to-have-jobs-but-many-dont-work-in-stem-fields?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Awards

Awards and grants from Am. Assoc. Anatomists

http://www.anatomy.org/content/awards-grants

Various deadlines

FASEB/MARC travel awards

http://www.faseb.org/MARC-and-Professional-Development/Travel-Awards.aspx

From FASEB website

Other professional news

Check out the teaching collections

http://www.lifescitrc.org/featured.cfm

Free website from LifeSciTRC

Blind chiropractic student wins suit: reader for X-rays

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/06/30/iowa-supreme-court-says-chiropractic-college-discriminated-against-blind-student#sthash.i6xsa0YA.eSrNkQwq.dpbs

Complete, free report from
Inside Hi. Ed.

Is the college really broke?

http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Fight-for-More-Funds/147497/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free column from Chron. Hi. Ed.

First year retention rate drops

http://nscresearchcenter.org/snapshotreport-persistenceretention14/

Free website

Get your science merit badges here!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2014/07/11/science-merit-badges/

Short discussion, images from Sci. Am.

Prosecutions for scientific fraud?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/should-research-fraud-be-criminalized/81250113/

Full, free essay from
GEN

A list of unexpected things that Google will do for you

http://www.viralnova.com/google-tricks/

Website

What we need to know: July 3-10
The gender gap in biology faculty

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/research-reveals-gender-gap-nation%E2%80%99s-biology-labs?et_cid=4025657&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article from Biosci. Tech.

Are institutions looking at safety more?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2014/06/30/in-the-wake-of-the-harran-plea-deal-are-universities-embracing-lab-safety/

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

The academic scene: June 26-July 3
Thanks this week to 'net detective Guy Lanter

Computer short cuts

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QoT0-2vu9m4

Free short video from TED

3D in the lecture hall

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/and-a-hologram-in-every-lecture-hall-marketing-3d-tech-to-universities/53499?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free report, video, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Education today: June 19-June 26

More on the value of a college degree

http://chronicle.com/article/Smart-People-Go-to-College/147235/?
cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en


Free Q&A from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Mothers as professors: still prejudice?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/569-are-children-career-killers?
 
cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en
Full, free column from
Vitae

This college will no longer use SAT and SAT in admissions


http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/hampshire-college-will-go-test-blind/38563?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.
This week in academia: June 12-19

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Dic Charge, and Paul Blumstein

Science

Encourage your daughters to do science!


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/the-curious-wavefunction/2014/06/12/outstanding-verizon-ad-admonishes-parents-to-not-squelch-their-daughters-interest-in-science/

Full, free article, video from
Sci. Am.

Why should it matter if a Ph.D. is overweight?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/06/17/too-fat-to-be-a-scientist/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Chronicle Hi. Ed.

Obesity and unemployment

http://www.gallup.com/poll/171683/obesity-linked-long-term-unemployment.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All%20Gallup%20Headlines%20-%20Well-Being

Free website, graph from Gallup.com

New teaching technology and methods

Ban the laptop in your classroom?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/06/the-case-for-banning-laptops-in-the-classroom.html

Full, free blog from
The New Yorker

What excites you or scares you about the flipped classroom?


If you are a K-12 educator:
http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=2

If you are an undergraduate educator:
http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=4

Students and learning

Do confused students learn better?


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959475212000357

Free abstract from
Learn. and Intruct.

Using humor in the classroom

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/how-humor-can-transform-your-classroom#sthash.t8zMelY6.dpbs

Complete, free item from
Inside Hi. Ed.

Some statistics about MOOC's

http://chronicle.com/article/8-Things-You-Should-Know-About/146901/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free report, graphics from Chron. Hi. Ed.

We need to know these things: June 5-12

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Dee Silverthorn and Aaron Fried
Professionally

LEGO looking at proposals for female scientist figure sets

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/06/04/lego-to-produce-female-scientist-minifigure-set/

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

What YOU can control during that job interview

http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/2014/06/02/stuff-control-job-interview/

Full, free advice item from SJS

Digital library wins latest in full-text, searchable database suit

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/hathitrust-digital-library-wins-latest-round-in-battle-with-authors/53195?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free article, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Teaching

What he wished he had known about the flipped classroom before

http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2014/06/05/four-things-i-wish-id-known-about-the-flipped-classroom/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free story from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Is this what it will take to get the students to stop texting?


http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2014/6/8

Free cartoon from
Doonesbury

Science

Calling for more reproducibility in research work


http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Presses-Journals-to-Focus/146951/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Want to volunteer for research?

https://www.researchmatch.org/

Free National Registry website


Is the physician-scientist disappearing?

http://acd.od.nih.gov/reports/PSW_Report_ACD_06042014.pdf
Full, free report from NIH

Academia this week: May 29-June 5

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Dee Silverthorn, Joanne Dougherty, and Peter English

On the job

Need some apps?

http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/best-science-apps-june-picks/77900152/

Annotated list from
GEN

Thinking about alternatives to an academic career?


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/508-alt-ac-isn-t-always-the-answer?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

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Vitae

Professor: do you see yourself as a worker?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/509-faculty-refuse-to-see-themselves-as-workers-why?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

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Vitae

Distributing your resume? Better read this first

http://www.pce.uw.edu/career-insights/resume-distribution-myths/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=June%202014%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=PCE%20News&utm_content=CY_NW_Newsletter_June+2014

Insight from Univ. Washington

Students

Longhand better for notes than laptop

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140603

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Sci. Am.

Bucks down the drain--was that degree worth it?


http://chronicle.com/blogs/data/2014/05/29/is-college-worth-it-it-depends-on-whom-you-mean/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Really useful: May 22-29

Thanks this week to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Award$ and advice

Great: you have the job. Now what?


http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/2014/05/20/congratulations-new-job/

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Professor sues student because of online reviews


http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/05/23/professor-sues-student-over-his-online-reviews-her-course#sthash.JJqhGrtW.dpbs

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 Ed.

Those letters of recommendation: adviser too?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/501-the-professor-is-in-the-3-letters-of-recommendation-you-must-have?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

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Teaching

Academic freedom or "pursuant to duties?"

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/481-don-t-know-about-adams-v-unc-wilmington-if-you-care-about-academic-freedom-you-should?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

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Google glass to be used in anatomy labs in med. school

http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/uci-school-of-medicine-first-to-integrate-google-glass-into-curriculum/

Press release from Univ. CA/Irvine

Today in education: May 15-22
Thanks this week to 'net detective Miranda Byse
Participate in one of these educator forums

for K-12

http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=2

for educators of undergrads

http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=4

for educators of graduate students

http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=1

Award$, issues, and academia

How to deal with the two-legged rat

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2014/05/15/dealing-with-colleagues-who-try-to-throw-you-under-the-bus/

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Sci. Am.

Penn State, U No Carolina working with HHMI towards STEM diversity

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/05/21/unc-penn-state-seek-replicate-stem-diversity-program#sthash.aReMmKtp.dpbs

Short, free report, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

How much does your college president make?

http://chronicle.com/article/Executive-Compensation-at/146519/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en#id=table

Free searchable table from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Gender matters

Sex and HIV education in the US

http://www.upworthy.com/get-ready-to-be-horrified-at-what-schools-are-telling-kids-about-sex?c=upw1

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Which states have the most/least educated people?

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/index.cfm/state-data/map.htm?table=15

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NIH to require explanation for sex balance in research subjects

http://www.nature.com/news/policy-nih-to-balance-sex-in-cell-and-animal-studies-1.15195

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