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My Writing Productivity Pipeline

My Writing Productivity Pipeline | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Write a lot, and often, we are told. But no one shows us how to keep track of all that work.
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Explaining the 9-Month Contract

No, academics do not get the summers “off.” They’re just not paid for the research they do in those months to earn tenure.
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How Race-Studies Scholars Can Respond to Their Haters

Scholars in race and ethnic studies are certain to have their work—and even their presence in academia—questioned. What should they do about it? Here’s advice from experienced scholars.
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Why slow down even before tenure?: An interview with Dr. Soko Starobin

Why slow down even before tenure?: An interview with Dr. Soko Starobin | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
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Understanding by Design | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Understanding by Design | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Understanding by Design. Overview Resources Overview Understanding by Design, an excellent book by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, offers a powerful framework for designing courses through what they call “Backward Design.”  It seems “backward” in that it starts from the opposite end of the planning process we typically go through to design courses—we usually start by thinking about...
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Students on the Go: What’s an Instructor to Do? - Faculty Focus

Students on the Go: What’s an Instructor to Do? - Faculty Focus | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is defined as any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.Read more Students on the Go: What’s an Instructor to Do? ›
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Understanding Learning Styles in Higher Education

Understanding Learning Styles in Higher Education | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Students process information differently, with some preferring visual, auditory, or tactile processes for acquiring and analyzing new data. You can expect Faculty Focus to report on the latest research on learning styles and how teachers can adjust their instructional techniques to accommodate all learners.
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More Than R1: Why I Chose A Liberal Arts Job

More Than R1: Why I Chose A Liberal Arts Job | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Last year, as I was about to embark on the academic job market, I asked a professor "how was the market for you?  You seemed to have done pretty well for yourself."  He responded something along th...
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Essay on choices for faculty members who consider leaving academe

Essay on choices for faculty members who consider leaving academe | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes that some faculty members, post-tenure, need to consider whether they want to stay in academe.
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How to retain a diverse faculty (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

How to retain a diverse faculty (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Recruiting underrepresented faculty without fixing retention problems creates a revolving door, not long-term change, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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Mindfulness in the Classroom | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Mindfulness in the Classroom | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Mindfulness in the Classroom. The Pedagogical Role of Mindfulness Meditation in Higher Education Mindful Activities in the Classroom Mindfulness at Vanderbilt Additional Resources Organizations & Programs Mindfulness in the classroom, sometimes called “contemplative pedagogy,” involves teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight. The Pedagogical Role of Mindfulness Mindfulness and contemplation fosters additional ways of knowing that...
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Richard Felder: Resources in Science and Engineering Education

Richard Felder: Resources in Science and Engineering Education | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Dr. Richard Felder's articles, columns, and student handouts on learning and teaching styles, active and cooperative learning, and other topics related to effective college teaching.
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Implications of Silence for Educators in the Multicultural Classroom - Faculty Focus

Implications of Silence for Educators in the Multicultural Classroom - Faculty Focus | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
There are a number of ways of dealing with silent students in multicultural classroom setting. For instructors of international students, it is important to note cross cultural perspectives in course readings and grading the classroom discussion. Because of lack of language proficiency or being unfamiliar with the American classroom culture, students from other countries feel stressed and frustrated. To bridge this gap of international students, instructors could adopt strategies such as e-maili
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A Brief Guide to Accessibility in the Classroom | School of Social Work, University of Washington

Created by: Melissa Pico At the UW School of Social Work our mission is centered on social justice, empowerment, and social change. In order to apply...
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Preparing Professors to Teach | Inside Higher Ed

Preparing Professors to Teach | Inside Higher Ed | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
Doctoral student interest and enrollments in teacher certificate programs are rising, as programs evolve (and emerge) and job market worsens.
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How To Give a Teaching Demonstration (A Guest Post) | The Professor Is In

How To Give a Teaching Demonstration (A Guest Post) | The Professor Is In | Academia & Professional Development | Scoop.it
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