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2016 End-of-the-Year Wrap-Up

Professors–particularly professors who are contingent (non-permanent and adjunct faculty). permanent but not tenured, and tenure-track but not tenured–are regularly asked to perform acts of self-assessment, filling out performance evaluations, maintaining an updated CV, and responding to our supervisors’ assessment of … Continue reading

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So Many Things To Grade, So Little Time….. (Developing Strategic Assessment Practices)

As graduate students, one of the things we really need to get a handle on is student assessment. After all, unless we are elected to an All Soul’s Fellowship or going into the private sector, we will eventually be facing … Continue reading

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Crafting a Syllabus, Part Two: Pacing and Assignments

Putting it all together, pacing, and assignments In an earlier post, I discussed how I go about choosing the materials I am going to teach for a literature syllabus. This post deals with how I decide to pace a course, … Continue reading

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Crafting a Syllabus, Part One

The position of graduate teaching assistant includes a wide array of duties and responsibilities. Dependent upon the college or university at which you working on your PhD, as a TA you may find yourself either assisting a professor with lab … Continue reading

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Hwaet! Welcome to My Blog

Hello, and welcome to my blog about All Things Academia. I’d start at the beginning, but we’d be here for a long, long time since I knew in 3rd grade that I would be a teacher. Actually, I started tutoring … Continue reading

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