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Professional and academic help: Jan. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Winter academia: Jan. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Dic Charge, Kevin Patton, and Peter English

Awards

Excellence in science

http://www.faseb.org/About-FASEB/Awards/Excellence-in-Science-Award.aspx?utm_source=iContactPro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FASEB&utm_content=Excellence+in+Science++Call+for+Nominations++Jan

Deadline: March 1 from FASEB for outstanding women

Professional help

Cut the bull, spiff up the CV

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1662-how-to-shorten-a-cv?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=71773206fbf94c42b844b3ec4e1eefc6&elq=85b2931f175745c0aac02e1f0662f53d&elqaid=12123&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4895

Free advice: Vitae

Ed. tech.

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/01/10-edtech-resource-lists-for-teachers/

Full, free item, links: Getting smart

Evaluation sites and more

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/13/study-online-ratings-professors-suggest-scores-vary-instructors-gender-and-perceived?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=2138c77e9c-DNU20170113&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-2138c77e9c-199141673&goal=0_1fcbc04421-2138c77e9c-199141673&mc_cid=2138c77e9c&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Ontario grad survey

http://cou.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/COU-Grad-Survey-2016.pdf

Free website: OUC

K-12 Teacher workshops in primary resources

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2017/01/library-of-congress-2017-summer-teacher-institutes-apply-now/?loclr=eatlcb

From Library of Congress; various dates this summer

Science

Get 'er done: writing your paper

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/09/21/essay-tips-how-faculty-can-find-time-writing-and-publishing#.WH42CSjN26A.twitter

Complete, free report: Inside hi. ed.

Are scientists trustworthy?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2016/12/23/what-scientists-think/#.WHlArKMo671

Full, free story, graphics, link: Discovery

Listen to Sci. Fri.

http://www.sciencefriday.com/listen/

Articles to read also!

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New year in academia: Jan. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Ann Raddant, Peter English, Kevin Patton, and Carolyn Wright

In the classroom

Best practices in college teaching

http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/best-practices-summary

Free website, refs.: UNCC

Video your favorite lab experiment and send to them!

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/eureka-lab/help-us-fund-eureka-lab-video-serie

Free website from Sci. news

Get-togethers

Math bio. colloquium announces speakers

https://mbi.osu.edu/programs/mbi_programs/?type=online-colloquium

Website, links, dates, topics

Case study teaching in science workshop coming!

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

Website; May 22-26 at U. Buffalo

Today's science

Women in science: deaths this year

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/gone-in-2016-10-notable-women-in-science-and-technology/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170103

Full, free blog, images: Sci. Am.

Perspectives on peer reviewing

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/09/how-review-paper

Advice from various scientists collected, links: Science

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Academic holiday: Dec. 16- Jan. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 16, 2016

Thanks to 'net detectives Kenneth Long and A.J. Petto

Students

Grad students: apply for public policy award

https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=b0da199325-PPR_Nov28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-b0da199325-171123534

Website: AIBS

Ryerson U. prof. thanks students

http://www.upworthy.com/this-teachers-thank-you-letter-to-her-students-went-viral-because-we-all-needed-it?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Full, free essay, comments section: Upworthiest

Fewer US undergrads

https://nscresearchcenter.org/currenttermenrollmentestimate-fall2016/

Complete, free report, graphics: Nat'l. stud. clearinghouse res. cent.

Professionally

Do you need an illustration; can't draw anything but flies?

http://search.creativecommons.org/

Free and searchable: Creative commons

Fighting fake news

http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Once-Targeted-by/238742?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=14ea4841e598493fb8247f877fce9ed0&elq=d1f1915655ec44e5a96c7256fc5f7057&elqaid=11967&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4812

Free Q&A from Chon. hi. ed.

Peer-review problems--again

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full

Complete, free report, images: Science

Governmental stuff

Florida sheriff deputizing faculty

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-sheriff-training-faculty-carry-firearms-campus-44244332

Full, free essay, links: ABC news

Can a university be sued? Maybe not

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/01/03/new-jersey-university-has-state-immunity-us-court-rules?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=8b98bd93a8-DNU20170103&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-8b98bd93a8-199141673&goal=0_1fcbc04421-8b98bd93a8-199141673&mc_cid=8b98bd93a8&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Do you know where your Federal register is?

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=b0da199325-PPR_Nov28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-b0da199325-171123534

It's lost without you: join a committee, attend a hearing!

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Education: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 9, 2016

Education: Dec. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Margaret Flemming. JoAnn Eichenlaub, Pat Bowne, Jon Jackson, Kevin Patton, and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Students

Balancing family and academic demands

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/12/02/qa-authors-new-book-balancing-home-and-work-life-academic-scientist

Complete, free Q&A: Inside hi. ed.

Brain breaks for your students

https://www.edutopia.org/article/brain-breaks-restore-student-focus-judy-willis

Website, link: Edutopia

Advice to advance your career

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: Inside hi ed.

The professional presentation gone sideways

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

Free image: Ph. D. comics

From CV to resume--what is the difference?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1643-do-you-speak-resume?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=b9a670a84bd04e1d86ce984ebb728a6c&elq=9eac1ce015c54531ba55eaa0255fb324&elqaid=11854&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4741

Full, free blog: Vitae

More professional advice

Reviewer allegedly stole publication, then published it

http://retractionwatch.com/2016/12/12/dear-peer-reviewer-stole-paper-authors-worst-nightmare/

Full, free article, links: Retraction watch

Avoid burnout: take a holiday break

http://www.city.ac.uk/news/2015/december/christmas-break-vital-to-teachers-psychological-wellbeing,-says-study

Press release: City U. London

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

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

The whining office mate

http://www.chronicle.com/article/My-Office-Mate-the-Whiner/238651?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=33cf8c197f1a4a1988fe5e78e31c0d39&elq=9eac1ce015c54531ba55eaa0255fb324&elqaid=11854&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4741

Free advice item: Chron. hi. ed.

Animal use policy

http://sites.austincc.edu/biology/lab-animal-policy/

Free website: Austin comm. col.

Gift guides

Holiday gifts: DNA jewelry, anatomical chocolates, etc.

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365316.html#.WEylqeYrKM8

Free slide show: BioTechniq.

More biology-based gifts

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-exclusives/2016-gen-holiday-gift-guide/77900796?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week_20161210

Full, free list, images: GEN

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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/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

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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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