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Our profession: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017
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What we need to know: May 11-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 15, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin and Kathy Burleson

Classroom teaching

Are your students just memorizing? A tool to use

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00059

Full, free essay, linked cites., figs.: J. chem. ed.

Is "learning styles" a useful concept to you?

https://theeconomyofmeaning.com/2017/05/12/a-study-about-learning-styles-in-the-uk/

Complete, free report, links: Word Press

Professional issues

Prize for early career scientists

http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab?et_rid=51728656&et_cid=1330991

Complete, free notice: Science

Gender and peer review

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/365853

Full, free essay, links, ref.: BioTechniq.

Improve your writing skills

https://www.aibs.org/events/programs/writing-for-impact-and-influence.html

Workshop; $375-475/participant: AIBS

Arizona dropping teacher ed requirements

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2017/05/arizona_drops_teacher_training_experience_requirement.html

Short, free article, links: Ed. week

Check out your Federal register now!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49413/title/Image-of-the-Day--Smell-You-Later/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=51932564&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VWs-m7GJQjONIspSe3vc-Uj4ABJU0v4cDAOFWq0URPaXOI4A8thvkzAkV-Jse0xqlRLBXoBzyG8lkJ3Ti64GE2cM-2Q&_hsmi=51932564

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

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May for science: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Rie Sasaki, A.J. Petto, Jon Jackson, and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Professionally

Student allegedly drops from ceiling to steal exam

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article148415434.html

Full, free story: Lexington herald-leader

The education process and curriculum development

http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/

Full, free article, refs.: Infed

Do you sneer?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1789-how-to-stop-sneering?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=7810c96cb5c74798a7421e5490dc2a49&elq=da5468a54fb34f20a96ce8f6a3baf3d4&elqaid=13789&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5744

Full, free essay, links: Vitae

Don't under-rate grumpy folks

https://qz.com/929348/why-being-grumpy-at-work-is-good-for-you/?elqTrackId=25bf4ae155404c168b792d11a8a8f0e7&elq=85ac179c35054ca99990137d350bee05&elqaid=13788&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5743

Complete, free report, links: Quartz

Do we need to put the "science" into forensic science?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/we-must-strengthen-the-science-in-forensic-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170508

Full, free blog: Sci. Am.

Course evaluations only

Effective teaching not always reflected in student evals.

http://educationnext.org/measuring-up-assessing-instructor-effectiveness-higher-education/

Full, free story, graphics: Ed. next

Small sample bias in evaluations and other issues

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/05/10/study-student-ratings-instructors-dependent-discipline-quantitative-fields-are-most?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=0a6e0af061-DNU20170510&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-0a6e0af061-223158337&mc_cid=0a6e0af061&mc_eid=bb5b13bec3

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

Free course evaluation form

http://www.salgsite.org/

Website, links: Slgsite

Publications

Avast ye swabs! Piracy in print

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/365842

Complete, free report, links, ref.: BioTechniq.

Should peer-review be transparent?

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13626

Full, free essay, graphic, links: Nature

 

Tags:  piracy 

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Springtime for academia: April 27-May 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Joanne Dougherty, Jon Jackson, Kevin Patton, Joann Eichenlaub, and Pat Bowne

Happy students!

Need a M. Sci. in A&P teaching?

http://www.nycc.edu/AcademicPrograms_MSHAPIprogram.htm

Free website: N.Y. Chiropract. coll.

Looking at student satisfaction

https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/04/27/study-of-the-week-when-it-comes-to-student-satisfaction-faculty-matter-most/

Complete, free blog, links: ANOVA

Increasing student engagement

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/intrinsic-motivation-growth-mindset-writing-amy-conley?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Full, free blog, links: Edutopia

Virtual anatomy at medical school

http://fortune.com/2017/04/21/ar-cleveland-clinic-med-school/

Full, free essay, links: Fortune

Happy professors!

Limit turnover: be nice to the instructors!

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-Happier-Professors-Try/239952?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=197eb40c1aff46bba8089082921fea62&elq=ed24f784162b4b41bd1cad33bd13d734&elqaid=13727&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5713

Full, free article: Chron. hi. ed.

US hi. ed.: A perfect mess?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/05/03/author-discusses-new-book-about-how-american-higher-education-has-always-been?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=f4dd856ab9-DNU20170503&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-f4dd856ab9-199141673&mc_cid=f4dd856ab9&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Book review, links: Inside hi. ed.

Writing

Do you forbid paraphrasing?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/04/28/study-finds-paraphrased-language-fools-plagiarism-detection-software

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

What we need to know about intellectual property

http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/589822/Trademark/Its+Dangerous+to+Go+Alone+Take+This

Full, free item: Mondaq

Phony peer-reviews

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/faking-peer-review/

Complete, free report, links: Science-based media

 

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Academia blooming: April 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 20, 2017
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April academia: April 12=19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Sherrie M. B. Green, Kevin Patton, and Dee Silverthorn

Opportunities!

Waterman award for early career scientists

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=102999

Applications from Aug. to late Oct.; website: NSF

Write with more impact!

https://www.aibs.org/events/programs/writing-for-impact-and-influence.html

Courses begin June 22: AIBS

Women tend to take larger service loads

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/04/12/study-finds-female-professors-outperform-men-service-their-possible-professional#.WO4vDzlnjmU.twitter

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

Professional matters

Scientists becoming greyer

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/science/ranks-of-scientists-aging-faster-than-other-workers.html?_r=0

Full, free essay, links: NY times

State science fair in Oklahoma defunded

http://kfor.com/2017/04/11/funds-eliminated-for-the-oklahoma-state-science-fair/

Full, free item: KFOR

In the classroom

The distracted student: electronic devices

http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Distracted-Classroom-Is/239785?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=17117b1e08d147d0b50eaf1a732eb165&elq=ef73f8dd484e49da8852036eb71ad29a&elqaid=13505&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5612

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

Adjunct forum

https://www.facebook.com/AdjunctJustice/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Free, requires registration

Tags:  adjunct forum  women faculty 

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Academic and scientific news: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017
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April fools' academics: March 29-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Opportunities

Anatomy research institute applications

https://www.iu.edu/~aeri/

At Indiana U in Bloomington; receiving from April 1 until full

Enter the "Faces of biology" contest

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

Win $250, get on BioScience cover; deadline Oct. 1, 2017

Professional

Tips for short and snappy presentations

http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005373

Full, free story, linked cites.: PLoS comp. biol.

Do peer helpers make a difference? Nope.

https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/03/31/do-peer-effects-matter-nah/

Full, free blog, links: ANOVA

How do adjuncts feel?

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/04/05/survey-adjuncts-their-professional-experience?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=78a342d9bf-DNU20170405&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-78a342d9bf-199141673&mc_cid=78a342d9bf&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Background checks for faculty

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/04/04/professors-lehigh-object-background-check-and-fingerprinting-policy?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=4ff4877176-DNU20170404&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-4ff4877176-199141673&mc_cid=4ff4877176&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

"Belief" in science?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/ldquo-who-here-believes-in-science-rdquo/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_

Full, free essay, graphic: Sci. Am.

Science advances (sometimes)

Paul Kammerer and The case of the midwife toad

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365576.html

Full, free story, image, refs.: BioTechniq.

More gobbledygook/page now

http://www.nature.com/news/it-s-not-just-you-science-papers-are-getting-harder-to-read-1.21751

Full, free essay, linked cites.: Nature

Plant and animal collections victim of athletic field

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/30/u-louisiana-monroe-getting-rid-two-major-natural-history-collections-make-way-sports?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=d99e039fa5-DNU20170330&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-d99e039fa5-199141673&mc_cid=d99e039fa5&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Tags:  anatomy research institute  awards and prizes  midwife toad  peer helpers 

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March scholars: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Barbara Rae Heard, Carolyn Wright, and Jon Jackson; thanks also to Harold Grau for the idea

US' ADA and the Canadian Human Rights Act

What is the ADA?

https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm

Complete, full website, links: US government

Talking about disability accommodations

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Dread-the-Accommodations/239571?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=10e788da5d7d431cbd0baa87ad9728df&elq=e6e41fa739aa42fd998d656b2846da42&elqaid=13163&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5450

Free, full, item: Chron. hi. ed.

Some guidance for the grad students

http://www.gmac.com/why-gmac/gmac-news/gmnews/2012/september-2012/student-accommodations-what-is-reasonable.aspx

Free website: Grad. manage. news

What about extra time for tests?

http://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/article/view/332/551

Full, free essay, refs.: Can. j. disability stud.

Evaluating teaching labs for vision ADA compliance

http://dune.une.edu/theses/48/

Dissertation: U. New England

Teaching

How failure is good

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/21/science-research-fail/

Complete, free report, links: STAT

Sexual harassment in the sciences

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/can-build-calendar-sexual-harassment-stories-science/

Full, free story, links: Wired

Professor, secretly recorded, now honored

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/03/27/honor-professor-who-was-secretly-recorded?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=709105f05b-DNU20170327&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-709105f05b-199141673&mc_cid=709105f05b&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Full, free story, links: Inside hi. ed.

Opportunities

Annual fall conference Sept 15-16 in Buffalo, NY

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

Website: Case study teaching in science

New Ph.D.? Want to win a prize?

http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab?et_rid=51728656&et_cid=1239316

Free website: AAAS; Deadline July 15

Want to do a science teach-in?

https://owa.pct.edu/owa/#

Free website for free info: NCSE

Science

Can you use preprints in grant applications? Depends.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47946/title/Do-Preprints-Belong-in-Grant-Applications-/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=49238278&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--_ZxrL8y9CsAaJS_Kfh4ovG83CoG5TjPQ061iPmDvWQ6mKpTeeYABHfLNqrUG1WJ06W-gG4YZqEBwdFBKtJ_9j-6I-vQ&_hsmi=49238278/

Complete, free report, links: Scientist

The sting that exposed predatory publishers

http://www.nature.com/news/predatory-journals-recruit-fake-editor-1.21662

Full, free essay, linked cites. graphics: Nature

Are there many old scientists now?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49002/title/Image-of-the-Day--Senior-Scientists/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=49349908&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_juuhJBE8InRxAqPGEmAQdii0P6FU3kQLSMKGULvLYVOBTlfwJdCxs_M2tbG5gGMoFWMQPIrmtKpvc8Zb6CsjkkT-yYg&_hsmi=49349908/

Free graphic, link: Scientist

Do you want nature videos?

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ng-live/cuellar-conservation-lecture-nglive?source=relatedvideo

You might start here: Nat'l geo.

Tags:  awards and prizes  benefits in failing grades  science publishing 

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St. Pat in academia: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Jon Jackson, Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Kevin Patton, Pat Bowne, and A.J. Petto

That cover letter and more thoughts

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1735-prolegomena-to-my-cover-letter?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=9e7799c32b814317b93d71ed53d6d40f&elq=bab3d9e12df84d6e8ca8345018335786&elqaid=12999&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5365

Complete, free report, link: Vitae

Tags:  cover letter  cover letter help  negotiating the job 

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