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Social Media in Higher Education is NOT a Choice

I found this article written by an administrator talking about struggling to convince his faculty members that they need to be on social media and embrace new technologies available: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/in-higher-education-socia_b_3932373.html In this article he makes some really good points about … Continue reading

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Should researchers be expected to teach???

As for my thoughts on how to change higher education I have many, but am not confident in many of them… There is one staple of higher education that I often wonder if it is outdated, and that is the … Continue reading

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Open Access in Environmental Engineering: Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegredation

The Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegredation is part of the OMICS Group International which is an amalgamation of 500 open access journals.  Specifically, the Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegredation says that they are “dedicated to providing the advancements and dissemination … Continue reading

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Case Summary: Chang, Hung-Shu

This case of research misconduct involved Hung-Shu Chang from Washington State University.  Here data was falsified in the manuscript “Transgenerational epigenetic imprinting of the male germline by endocrine disruption exposure during gonadal sex determination” in the journal Endocrinology. Out of curiosity … Continue reading

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“Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public”… and make as much money as you can

The very first canon of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) code of ethics is: Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in … Continue reading

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Grade Inflation due to Academic Entitlement

I started noticing a change in kids these days, when I was still one of those kids.  When I was in elementary school, I was terrified of middle schoolers.  Then when I was a middle schooler, I was terrified of … Continue reading

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The core difference in Virginia Tech and Radford University

The mission statements I chose to compare were those of Virginia Tech and Radford University.  I wanted to compare these universities because one is obviously a large research oriented university, and I assume that Radford is more focused on teaching. … Continue reading

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