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Slide design: signal vs. noise (redux)

Slide design: signal vs. noise (redux) | Academia | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, the CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, gave a presentation called "Past, Present, and Future of Food" for an audience of 2000 in Berkeley, California (watch the video). You can read about the context and...
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Climbing the Stairs: Observations on a Teaching Career

Climbing the Stairs: Observations on a Teaching Career | Academia | Scoop.it
My office is on the first floor of the education building. I have spent 27 years in this building. Unless I have a meeting in another department, I rarely go upstairs. Recently, however, I started a daily routine of climbing the four sets of staircases in the building. Trying to slow the progression of osteoporosis in my right hip, I go up one set and down another three times as I make my way around the building. This physical activity has given me a chance to engage in some mental reflection. Here I will briefly share five observations on a career spent teaching in higher education with an eye toward encouraging newer faculty to achieve longevity in the profession.
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The Blessings and Benefits of Using Guest Lecturers

The Blessings and Benefits of Using Guest Lecturers | Academia | Scoop.it
As we face the perpetual challenge of keeping each class session fresh and interactive, I suggest we consider an old idea that never really got stale. Inviting guest lecturers to your classroom has benefits for your learners, for you, and for the guest lecturers. Learners of all ages and experience levels are hungry for variety, and seeing a new face in front of the room can liven up the class; but there are also deeper pedagogical reasons for using guest lecturers. Here are a few to consider.
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College Leaders Sign On to Support Common Core Educational Standards

College Leaders Sign On to Support Common Core Educational Standards | Academia | Scoop.it
The new lobbying coalition is a project of the Collaborative for Student Success, which is supported the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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I recommend reading the comments below to get a balanced view. 

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Mentoring Is a Business. Don’t Fear It.Mentoring Is a Business. Don’t Fear It.

Mentoring Is a Business. Don’t Fear It.Mentoring Is a Business. Don’t Fear It. | Academia | Scoop.it
Paying for mentorship, coaching, or editing might seem hard to stomach. But there’s a lot to be said for getting professional help from someone who used to be on the inside.Paying for mentorship, coaching, or editing might seem hard to stomach.
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The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders | Academia | Scoop.it
New research suggests that altruism makes employees more innovative and engaged.
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"it’s “intellectual humility. Without humility, you are unable to learn.”"
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AC Podcast: The Nature of Contribution | Accidental Creative

AC Podcast: The Nature of Contribution | Accidental Creative | Academia | Scoop.it
Is it important to feel passionate about your work? Well, maybe, but not necessarily. Here are some principles that mark the nature of your most brilliant work
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Nature of Contribution

1. Your days are numbered.

2. You have a unique contribution.

3. No one else can make that contribution for you.

4. Your contribution is not about you!

5. Breakout of systems that confine your contribution.

6. Get to the bedrock of your contribution.

7. Your contribution is like a polaroid not a digital photo.

8. You must structure your life around your contribution.

9. Your contribution is a gift to others.

10. Get whatever is inside of you out today.

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U. of Phoenix Lectures by Clayton Christensen Redefine ‘Model Students’ – Bottom Line - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Phoenix Lectures by Clayton Christensen Redefine ‘Model Students’ – Bottom Line - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academia | Scoop.it
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Panel Finds Grounds for Impeaching a U. of Texas Regent

Panel Finds Grounds for Impeaching a U. of Texas Regent | Academia | Scoop.it
After the Texas House committee's nearly unanimous vote, some lawmakers urged the regent to step down and avoid impeachment proceedings.
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Kansas Board of Regents’ Panel Approves Revised Social-Media Policy – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Kansas Board of Regents’ Panel Approves Revised Social-Media Policy – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academia | Scoop.it
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Academic freedom does not apply to social media says Kansas Board
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A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives

A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives | Academia | Scoop.it
The Gallup-Purdue Index seeks to measure graduates’ well-being and the college experiences that shape them. Its first report suggests that human factors matter most.
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Graduate students thrive when professors offer support, encouragement, and excitement about learning!
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Every Time A Student Complains About Their Grade

Every Time A Student Complains About Their Grade | Academia | Scoop.it
Every time a student complains about their grade via email, my tiny bat like brain does the following things: First reaction: source Second reaction: source While I'd really like to send back the h...
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Stop Grade Grubbing

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Facebook: OutdoorOffice | Fearless Creators

Facebook: OutdoorOffice | Fearless Creators | Academia | Scoop.it
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I am a firm believer in flexible schedules maximizing productivity. Not everyone can function under this model, but under this model, I thrive! Locking me up in an office 8-5pm is a kill-joy toward the things I'm passionate about in my work. Please excuse the few choice words in the video.

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Grad Students: Über Confident Isn't Winning

Grad Students: Über Confident Isn't Winning | Academia | Scoop.it
source I'm always intrigued when I talk to grad students in general. I always like to hear about how their experience with grad school is going, what they like to do when they're not doing grad sch...
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Let's Banish Busyness!

Let's Banish Busyness! | Academia | Scoop.it
"I'm so busy" is the new "I'm fine, thanks." That's not just annoying; it's counterproductive, too.
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Busyness banished! "I am doing more than I ever dreamed possible."

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Frustrated Scholar Creates New Way to Fund and Publish Academic Work – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Frustrated Scholar Creates New Way to Fund and Publish Academic Work – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academia | Scoop.it
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Alternative sources for research funding.

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Why You WaitWhy You Wait

Why You WaitWhy You Wait | Academia | Scoop.it
Can’t believe how long it takes institutions to make a decision on a tenure-track hire? Your frustration is understandable—but so is the delay.Can’t believe how long it takes institutions to make a decision on a tenure-track hire?
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Patience is a virtue.
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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Academia | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review
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New Beginnings, Endings That Aren't Finished & Jobs

New Beginnings, Endings That Aren't Finished & Jobs | Academia | Scoop.it
source I headed into the job market like a ton of bricks this past academic year. Ton o' bricks. No holds barred, applications coming out where I saw fit, people inviting me to apply for their posi...
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Housing market : location, location, location :: job market : opportunity, opportunity, opportunity
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Kansas Board Adopts Policy Allowing Discipline for Misuse of Social Media – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Kansas Board Adopts Policy Allowing Discipline for Misuse of Social Media – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academia | Scoop.it
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KS Board of Regents approve revised social media policy which allows for statements of academic freedom & free-speech rights.
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ISO Professors With Professionalism

ISO Professors With Professionalism | Academia | Scoop.it
They're out there somewhere, right? With all our talk of collegiality, you'd think faculty and administrators would be more respectful towards their colleagues.
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Planned Parenthood court case postpones launch of Texas Women's Health ... - Pegasus News

Planned Parenthood court case postpones launch of Texas Women's Health ... - Pegasus News | Academia | Scoop.it
ThinkProgressPlanned Parenthood court case postpones launch of Texas Women's Health ...Pegasus NewsDespite comments Wednesday morning from Texas Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek indicating the program would be...
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