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Helpful info:July 26-Aug 3

Posted By David L. Evans, 18 hours ago

Helpful info: July 26-Aug 3

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Academia in July: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 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.

Your Federal register is lonely!

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=debf547537-PPR_jul_25_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-debf547537-171123534

Attend a meeting, join a committee, be a part of the solution!

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The season of scholars: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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News you can use: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Monday, July 25, 2016

News you can use: July 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives A.J. Petto, Carolyn Wright, and Peter English

Meetings and opportunities

Annual conference on case study teaching in science

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

Sept. 16-17 in Buffalo, NY; poster proposal deadline: Sept. 1

Exercise physiology meeting

http://www.the-aps.org/exercise.aspx

From APS, Nov. 2-4 in Phoenix; Travel awards available

Our profession

Job hunts from hell!

http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Job-Hunts-From-Hell-/237019?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=ed6ee71cd72c46e698827e69798abe48&elq=5d62479719f842489c999a02ccd51bde&elqaid=9762&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3502

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

Don't fail Google 101!

https://violentmetaphors.com/2016/06/03/how-to-flunk-out-of-the-university-of-google/#more-3380

Complete, free report from Viol. metaphors

Asynchronous teaching: Is there really such a thing?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1471-there-s-no-such-thing-as-asynchronous-teaching?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=57f3d284ee184ec5969b1c91a8e62ec3&elq=aa6b2f8c060d4df0aef1e2db4eb738b9&elqaid=9788&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3519

Full, free essay, link from Vitae

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Academic news: June 24-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Academic news: June 24-July 5

Public service awards

http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/public.jsp

Deadline: Oct. 3 from NSF

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Academia now: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Academia now: June 17-24

Thanks to 'net detectives Pat Bowne, Kerrie Hoar, and Robert Leopard

Opportunities

Young scientist prize from AAAS

http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab/rules

up to $30,000; deadline: Aug. 1

Biology teachers academy at SUNY/Buffalo

https://sites.google.com/site/biologytrainingacademyregion3/

Runs from: July 24-29; Deadline: July 15

Enter the "Faces of biology" contest!

https://www.aibs.org/public-programs/ContestRules2016.pdf

Be on the cover of BioScience: Deadline: Sept. 30

Our practice

Helping students: reduce withdrawals

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1440-4-simple-ways-to-help-them-persist

Complete, free report, links from Vitae

Learning to teach on line

http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Prepare-Professors-Who/236873?cid=gn&utm_source=gn&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=c759d505d25e4f7b8cba2fca24de4201&elq=354e968e3284479fab62c1ccf6b69a7c&elqaid=9560&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3398

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

The myth of learning styles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=855Now8h5Rs

Free video from TED

All about learning styles

http://www.danielwillingham.com/learning-styles-faq.html

Free FAQ's from website

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This week in academia: June 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 10, 2016
Updated: Monday, June 13, 2016

This week in academia: June 10-17

Thanks to 'net detective Richard Faircloth

Translate these medical terms!

http://www.iheartquizzes.com/can-you-translate-11-medical-terms/index2.html

Free website

Serve on a federal advisory board!

https://policy.aibs.org/action/?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=d595cfe98c-PPR_June_13_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-d595cfe98c-171123534

Free website

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Academic update: June 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 03, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016

Academic update: June 3-10

Thanks to 'net detectives Linda Moussakova, Dic Charge, and Pat Bowne

The profession

Why you didn't get that job

http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Job-Hunts-From-Hell-/236635?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=c994b843173d43a1af31d3ba5aedc540&elq=c53bbf3b95cd4dce9c7c052186f253eb&elqaid=9290&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3254

Complete, free report, link from Chron. hi. ed.

Gaps in test results: economic, gender

http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/2/ar23.full

Full, free essay, linked citations, graphics from CBE: Life sci. ed.

Hands-on research-based classes improve completion

http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/2/ar20.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, graphics, refs. from CBE: Life sci. ed.

Distance learning

Ohio State vet school distance cheating: 85 students

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/07/85-osu-veterinary-students-accused-of-cheating.html#

Full, free essay from Columbus dispatch

MOOC's: beyond the hype

http://chronicle.com/article/MOOCs-Moneythe-Untold/236708?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=cbb5d0f8bec8402eab9e05e8b2135e38&elq=72d89594a5c74188a9ce83e9405aa4bd&elqaid=9337&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3278

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

Institutional

Can colleges teach critical thinking skills?

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/06/07/can-colleges-truly-teach-critical-thinking-skills-essay

Full, free story from Inside hi. ed.

Rap guide to medicine

http://music.bababrinkman.com/album/the-rap-guide-to-medicine

Website

Med. school parody

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv9e2z0W9RM&feature=youtu.be

Free video from YouTube

Is this accreditor incapable of doing its job?

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/higher-education/report/2016/06/06/138826/acics-must-go/

Free posting from Cent. Am. prog.

Science

Professor told: stop making students drink false urine

http://www.usnews.com/news/offbeat/articles/2016-06-01/professor-in-utah-told-not-to-give-fake-urine-to-students

Complete, free report from US news and world rep.

Science quiz

http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/science-questions/science-questions-you-should-know-quiz.htm?mkcpgn=6045832952964&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hswaccount

Free site from How sci. works

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Current academia: May 27- June 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 27, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Current academia: May 27- June 3

Thanks to 'net detective Jon Jackson

Woman nixes thalidomide, saves many babies' health

http://www.upworthy.com/the-very-real-story-of-how-one-woman-prevented-a-national-tragedy-by-doing-her-job?c=upw1

Complete, free report, links from Upworthy

Benefits of merged lab and lecture

Full, free essay, linked refs., figs. from J. undergrad. neurosci. ed.

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Science and academia: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Science and academia: May 20-27

Events and laws

Science media awards

http://www.sciencemediasummit.org/media-awards.html

Deadline: June 1; site lists categories; video

May is Arthritis awareness month

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6519a1.htm?s_cid=mm6519a1_e

Free, short note, linked citations from MMWR

Postdocs and new overtime rule; sorry TA's

http://chronicle.com/article/What-Obama-s-Overtime-Rule/236539?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=d29b7a87f0ca4b9990bc22b25b43353b&elq=6f9590f30caa45ce8707c0e1c952eca5&elqaid=9147&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3170

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

Testing

Was there cheating in this on-line course?

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/de451283ebda46c1b1828da985c573bc/IA--Online-Courses-Cheating

Short, free item from Daily report.

Accommodation issues: why no more in-class tests

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1410-why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-in-class-tests?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=06e20be58ed0410d9f14d057f6b0c8bb&elq=36a53c6aaf234f2f83dc7fc5152de0cc&elqaid=9216&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3217

Full, free essay from Vitae

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