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News for you: Sept. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 22, 2017

Tips for assessment

https://hub.wiley.com/community/exchanges/educate/blog/2017/02/23/6-ways-to-win-the-high-stakes-assessment-race?elq_mid=5034&elq_cid=745669

Full, free list of coaching tips: Exchange

On-line courses more time-consuming to prepare

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/online-courses-more-time-consuming-prepare-study-says

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

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Science in September: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 18, 2017
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In the classroom: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 8, 2017

Thanks to web detective Heiko Heisermann

Help in A&P instruction

Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships

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

$30,000, only for Georgia and New Jersey

Teaching techniques: Lab studies to lectures

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/teaching-methods-go-lab-classroom

Complete, free report, links, refs.: Sci. news

Need a free dictionary on medical and dental tech?

https://archive.org/stream/adictionarymedi00gorggoog/adictionarymedi00gorggoog_djvu.txt

Website from Google

Scientific progress goes: "Wha?'

Stealth data? Unreported clinical studies

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2653434?resultClick=1&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=4468493968-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-4468493968-149927409

Full, free article, linked cites., tables: JAMA 

Too much gobbledygook in research papers? You betcha

https://elifesciences.org/articles/27725?utm_source=content_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_content=fulltext&utm_campaign=elife-alerts&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=3e2a46f06c-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-3e2a46f06c-149927409

Full, free essay, links, figs., refs.: eLife

When is sharing illegal?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/366227

Complete, free report: BioTechniq.

 

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Useful: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Predatory journals scam many scientists

http://www.nature.com/news/illegitimate-journals-scam-even-senior-scientists-1.22556

Complete, free report: Nature

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What you need to know: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thanks to web detectives A.J. Petto and Kevin Patton

New classroom teaching methods

http://www.sciencenews.org/article/teaching-methods-go-lab-classroom?tgt=nr

Complete, free report, links, refs.: Sci. news

Funny "advice" for universal precautions

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gnfivj2iba84nzz/Ebola_NYC_Oliver.mp4?dl=0

Video segment: This week tonight

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Valuable professionally: Aug. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 25, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Kevin Patton and Valerie Dean O'Laughlin

Science going off the rails

How science encourages gender bias

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-science-has-fed-stereotypes-about-women

Full, free essay: Sci. news

Silly science myths we all (sometimes) buy into

http://www.nature.com/news/the-science-myths-that-will-not-die-1.19022

Full, free story, links: Nature

Gender/funding gap at institute

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50174/title/Big-Gender-Gaps-in-Salk-Institute-Faculty--Report/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=55611956&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VwZHYnLP2CYkJ564b8gWShyhoPLPjKSztfmdqNrVWgegWJSIuj3Ua-QAjTwyIGiCsyoSb4PXpLEGEQ1nG7q4CEjorFg&_hsmi=55611956

Complete, free report, links: Scientist

Our profession

Stress in higher ed.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/academics-face-higher-mental-health-risk-than-other-professions

Full, free essay, link: NY times

Faculty meeting dull? Use this bingo sheet!

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fill-Out-This-Bingo-Card/241022?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=a18367a19e554c49b73d8177c88bd74b&elq=8ae7e815bdbe46309e581e1008478681&elqaid=15343&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=6544

Full, free item, links: Chron. hi. ed.

Do clothes make the professor?

http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-We-Wear-in-the/240986?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=2c703f454f6f426b9ef25ba0d1c6e09f&elq=b78c5df30d2146a9b9d46b55a831bd59&elqaid=15333&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=6541

Full, free piece: Chron. hi. ed.

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Useful: Aug. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 17, 2017

Are you a codger? Check out the freshman mind set

https://www.beloit.edu/mindset/

Website, links: Beloit C.

No more lectures in med. school?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1706474?query=TOC

Full, free perspective item, linked cites., image: New Engl. j. med.

Thoughts on digital learning

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/08/23/inside-digital-learning-major-impediments-ed-tech-evolution?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=e7c2356f77-DNU20170823&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-e7c2356f77-199141673&mc_cid=e7c2356f77&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Short, free item, links: Inside. hi. ed.

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Starting classes soon: Aug. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thanks to web detective A.J. Petto

Need summer A&P fiction?

Forensic mysteries

http://www.crimefictionlover.com/2013/02/forensic-mysteries-five-of-the-best/

From the Crime fiction lover's site

Older books

http://www.bookseriesinorder.com/bernard-knight/

From Book series in order

Patricia Cornwell writes

http://www.patriciacornwell.com/books/catalog/scarpetta-series/

Cornwell's website

Gideon Oliver series

http://www.aaronelkins.com/the-gideon-oliver-series.html

Eakins' website

Women's murder club series

https://www.goodreads.com/series/40469-women-s-murder-club

16 novels; Website from Goodreads

Academia

Teaching newsletter

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-August/240880

Sign up on this site

Don't stare at the computer monitor for long time

https://www.health.harvard.edu/vision/electronic-screen-alert-avoid-this-vision-risk?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WR20170811-AgingEye&utm_id=595306&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=595306

Press release: Harvard U.

No more self-grading at U. Georgia

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/09/professor-pulls-syllabus-letting-students-set-own-grades-stress-reduction-policy?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=d46e7c64f9-DNU20170809&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-d46e7c64f9-199141673&mc_cid=d46e7c64f9&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Complete, free report, link: Inside hi. ed.

Museum of tropical medicine

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-of-tropical-medicine?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b9a31c51ee-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-b9a31c51ee-66564973&ct=t(Newsletter_8_16_2017)&mc_cid=b9a31c51ee&mc_eid=c78e42df3d

Learn more about it

NSF day in Connecticut

https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242755&WT.mc_id=USNSF_21&WT.mc_ev=click

Sept. 12 in West Hartford

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Summer academics: Aug. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Kevin Patton, and Pat Bowne

Academia

Grad teaching fellowships for women in STEM fields

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefWL-eYLMA1HdZBlHjrN0UzlcSZ0wIisCrmBOsYCYcHDGTKg/viewform

Deadline: Aug. 31; website

Change in significance level?

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/0-05-or-0-005-p-value-wars-continue/

Full, free article, links: Science-based med.

"White flight" from a college education?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/07/31/new-data-point-white-working-class-skepticism-value-college

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

Getting the job

Is that cover letter important? Yep

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1870-it-s-the-cover-letter-stupid?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=e5922405865240ce9841b7bb056d9c78&elq=1dc9bf1d671d42f9adb2a95fde48f890&elqaid=15005&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=6362

Full, free essay, links: Vitae

Cracking the code of the job interview

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/anthropology-in-practice/using-emotional-intelligence-to-crack-the-job-interview-code/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170803

Full, free item, refs.: Sci. Am.

Publishing

Should you publish in a lower level journal? Yep.

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1874-the-professor-is-in-the-career-math-of-publishing?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=53be5d370fd24ccbaf1f088506d4ec98&elq=1f0c9de2e1b64ae4997fe009e5c029a1&elqaid=15067&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=6406

Full, free story, links: Vitae

M.S. in biomedical communications

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/beyond-medical-illustration/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170804

Full, free essay, links: Sci. Am.

More open access journals

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50027/title/Open-Access-On-the-Rise--Study/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=55018669&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9JnkXzxA9C1efQqgLqjdUaeLUSwI3LPro3WN2QORXk1GMGvtVrah97dhx0mg2YJBH-HKdlXxya_CEsVAMcjaZcmuNnEQ&_hsmi=55018669

Complete, free report, links: Scientist

 

 

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Getting ready for fall classes: July 26-Aug. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Karen Pritchard and Kevin Patton

Help for the teacher

NOYCE fellowships for K-12

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17116/nsf17116.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_94

Free website: NSF

Student learning misconceptions

https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/four-student-misconceptions-learning/?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8nfHcux7LguVt5a54nTlZ8ycAiA_jWwkd2feFO0vM4l8jEvmMXc_NjVGQiKs20DiuUrHG9pl6YhDG0M3wqeXNnM1XE2w&_hsmi=54623916

Complete, free report: Fac. focus

Need a resource for the visually impaired?

https://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_Basic%20Tactile%20Anatomy%20Atlas_1-08845-00P_10001_11051

Free website: Am. printing house for the blind

Other professional issues

Should your syllabus look like a contract? Nope

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1864-your-syllabus-doesn-t-have-to-look-like-a-contract?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=54d0e8d8e5544c4694bcac946ffc4b2b&elq=6356a76281544cf3a842f5ac2e5be3cd&elqaid=14887&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=6299

Full, free blog, links, images: Vitae

Gender ratios in speakers at conferences

http://jvi.asm.org/content/early/2017/06/01/JVI.00739-17.full.pdf+html

Prepublication, graphics, links, refs.: J. virol.

Alternative science and reproduction

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1707107?query=TOC

Free perspective: New Engl. j. med.

Thrown under the bus by a "friend"

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1867-when-your-colleague-is-a-backstabber?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=f19b78a9cacc4f11acfb1dc7d682b72c&elq=bdea38f5911047fb9d369615ee075757&elqaid=14965&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=6340

Complete, free advice item, link: Vitae

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