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‘Email overload’ risks ‘emotional exhaustion’ for academics

‘Email overload’ risks ‘emotional exhaustion’ for academics | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
University of Bedfordshire researcher reveals the damaging consequences of never being able to ‘switch off’
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How to Talk to a Student Suspected of Cheating

Informs instructors how to talk to students who are suspected of cheating.
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As You’re Preparing the Syllabus. . .

As You’re Preparing the Syllabus. . . | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Maryellen Weimer shares some thoughts on how we might reenergize our thinking about the syllabus and what it can accomplish in the course, for students and for the teacher.
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Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too

Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"Suggest to people that they themselves may have implicit biases, and suddenly the defense mechanisms roar into effect. But we do have implicit biases — every one of us — and as faculty members, it’s imperative we try to take them into account."

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The Professor Is In: Help! I’m on a Search

The Professor Is In: Help! I’m on a Search | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Only ChronicleVitae delivers higher ed jobs, a free dossier service, and career resources of Chronicle caliber. Recruiters find the most informed candidates in higher ed here.
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Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract

Only ChronicleVitae delivers higher ed jobs, a free dossier service, and career resources of Chronicle caliber. Recruiters find the most informed candidates in higher ed here.
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Four Questions You Shouldn’t Ask an Interviewer

Four Questions You Shouldn’t Ask an Interviewer | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Questions have tremendous power and utility. They communicate a great deal of information. Most often, you can discern a person's knowledge
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Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching

Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Too often peer review for promotion and tenure don’t contain the type of feedback teachers need to continue their growth and development in the classroom.
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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

When the Teacher Becomes the Student | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Do you remember what it's like to be a student? Even brief visits to a colleague’s class and experiencing it as a student yields timely teaching insights.
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Get Out There & Shake It! - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Get Out There & Shake It! - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides external mentoring for graduate students, post-docs and university professors.
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For new faculty: Excellent advice (as always) from Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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Dynamics of undergraduate student generic problem-solving skills captured by a campus-wide study -- results question efficacy of standard lecture approaches

Dynamics of undergraduate student generic problem-solving skills captured by a campus-wide study -- results question efficacy of standard lecture approaches | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"Our data indicate that most of the standard lecture approaches do not develop undergraduate student PSS and that universities and individual instructors must take active steps to advance this critical skill set in university students."

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A title for your article

A title for your article | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The title of an article, book or thesis can make a big difference, so it’s worth spending time and effort to find a good one. When someone reads your article, what’s the first thing they read? The …
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How to Survive Rejection … Repeatedly

How to Survive Rejection … Repeatedly | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Across all genres of writing, the best advice on coping with the inevitability of rejection seems to be the same.
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Save Time and Promote Learning? Yes, You Can!

Save Time and Promote Learning? Yes, You Can! | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Teaching well takes time—time to prepare content and course materials, to interact with students in class, during office hours and electronically, to keep up with developments in the field, to grade and provide constructive feedback, and that just starts the list. Here are some time-saving strategies.
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Icebreakers that Rock

Icebreakers that Rock | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
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10 Common Grant-Writing Mistakes

10 Common Grant-Writing Mistakes | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It might not be the science that brought you a rejection but the nonscientific gaffes in your proposal.
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On Being Observed in the classroom

On Being Observed in the classroom | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"Being observed while teaching feels unnatural. It violates our sense of the classroom as a semi-private space that only belongs to our students and ourselves. Having someone else — no matter how sympathetic — breach this privacy can be unnerving, both for you and your students." Use this article to prepare yourself!

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Notes on Public Speaking for Academics and Others | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Notes on Public Speaking for Academics and Others | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
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Great advice on public speaking!
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How to find mentors and be a good one yourself (essay)

How to find mentors and be a good one yourself (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
What sustains faculty members are relationships with others, write Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra, who outline how to identify mentors and how to be a better one yourself.
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The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
An awesome science show from the ’80s makes it to YouTube, and it shows just how pointless the traditional lecture is.
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Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Engaged learners are active learners, but how do we help our students shift from grade seekers to knowledge seekers? A participation rubric can help.
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What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway?

What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway? | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
A long-time faculty member shares the talk he gives to his own students on the first day of the semester.
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Distinguishing Between Good (Useful) and Bad Workloads on Students’ Evaluations of Teaching - Jun 24, 2016

Distinguishing Between Good (Useful) and Bad Workloads on Students’ Evaluations of Teaching - Jun 24, 2016 | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It's widely believed that students will rate courses more favorably if the professor lightens up on workload and challenge levels, but this study suggests otherwise. Students value "good" workloads -- seen as valuable time spent for learning -- and rate those courses more highly.
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How to Undermine Your Own Authority

How to Undermine Your Own Authority | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.
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Getting More out of Exam Debriefs

Getting More out of Exam Debriefs | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Most exam debriefs feature the teacher going over the missed questions while students sit passively. Here are two approaches for getting students involved.
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