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PhD Candidate at VT

Week 3 – Judge for the Graduate Honor System

Having served as a graduate student panelist/judge for the graduate honor system for over two years now, I can only recommend it to everyone who hasn’t. It is not only very informative and interesting but also manages to scare the … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Becoming a Scientist

  Reading “On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition “ I almost had to stop reading at page 24 “Animal Subjects in Research”. I understand the importance of animal subjects, yet I am against … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Purpose of a University

I am always amazed what questions people ask themselves and others – I guess I am really “bland”. I never wondered what the purpose of a university is. For me it was a couple of buildings where people who want/need … Continue reading

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Scared to death of Plagiarism

Ironically, I had a committee meeting just two hours before our class get together yesterday. And in that one of the committee members accused me of copying text from wikipedia. This completely outraged me because it wasn’t true. I have … Continue reading

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One thing I believe should change about higher education…

I would love to make studying at a university less …. for the students. I don’t even know how to say this. I cannot think of a right word for it.   The “it” I mean is:   –          No … Continue reading

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My Millennial score is 75

So – hmmm, what does that mean? If I had a tattoo – the score would be 83. If I add a piercing to my tattoo it would be 89. Apparently, the baby boomers nowadays text more than us Millennials. … Continue reading

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“Must have a minimum of 185 days OR 1,025 hours of instruction

A school year in Chicago “must have a minimum of 185 days OR 1,025 hours of instruction.” – 185 days of school? This is almost half a year of no school, aka vacation time! Wow. I should have moved to … Continue reading

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“Must have a minimum of 185 days OR 1,025 hours of instruction.”

A school year in Chicago “must have a minimum of 185 days OR 1,025 hours of instruction.” – 185 days of school? This is almost half a year of no school, aka vacation time! Wow. I should have moved to … Continue reading

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“Texas Education Board Flags Biology Textbook Over Evolution Concerns”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/education/texas-education-board-flags-biology-textbook-over-evolution-concerns.html?ref=education&_r=0   Just FYI – in case you hadn’t seen this article yet. I won’t pass judgement or even give my opinion. It just reminds me again and again in which parts of the country I do not want to … Continue reading

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Teaching Philosophies, CVs, Interest Statements – all the same and boring

I loved this article: “The Dreaded Teaching Statement: Eight Pitfalls” (well the first part on how everyone hates writing these things) (http://theprofessorisin.com/2011/09/16/thedreadedteachingstatement/) As soon as I have to write anything related to me, my thoughts, or my principles, I want … Continue reading

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