Monthly Archives: October 2011

7 Billion – What number were you?

Here is a fun link. With the estimated arrival of the 7 billionth person on our planet yesterday, a website in the UK has a way of guesstimating what number baby you were. Go to here to get an approximation … Continue reading

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Classroom Discussions Practical Ideas for Improving Participation

Lecturing can be an efficient way to relay a lot of information. A number of faculty will argue that this is their job; to clarify material found in the text-book as well as share new concepts with their classes. Others … Continue reading

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The Teaching Professor

Today I want to suggest you visit the Teaching Professor Website. Apart from a blog that is continually updated, as is this one, there is an opportunity to access both short articles and longer papers (about 20 pages) on all … Continue reading

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Teach or Perish

October 24, 2011 – 7:13pm    By    Afshan Jafar Those of us who have been, or are, in graduate school have come across this mantra: publish or perish. What is important about this phrase is not only the unrelenting pressure it … Continue reading

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How Can I get a Job?

Further to my brief post on Friday, I have been searching around campus today. What do we offer to assist you in your quest for an academic position? Well let me introduce you to Robin Whittall, career advisor with the … Continue reading

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