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News: Talk online about your experiences as an adjunct, visiting assistant professor, postdoc, or other contract faculty member.
 
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 on: Today at 08:36:05 AM 
Started by fiona - Last post by geonerd
Next up, Ph.D. Barbie?

Or is there one already?

Paleontologist Barbie

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 on: Today at 08:29:27 AM 
Started by fishbrains - Last post by shouldbewriting
I am so enjoying reading these child-rearing success stories! I thought I'd share something I saw an amazing pre-K teacher do, and that we adopted at home, in case it's helpful. If a child demanded something or was unpleasant, she'd say "Did you drop your manners?" "Where are your manners?" And then they (or we at home) would look around for the manners under the couches, under leaves, etc., pocket them, and try again. It usually lightens the mood, and gives us a bit of breathing space before we try again.

We also do the shaking off the grumpies. "Oh no! You must have some grumpies on you. You better shake them off!" Then we  shake them off and stomp on them.


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 on: Today at 08:26:23 AM 
Started by pollinate - Last post by prof_gnu
therapy 

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 on: Today at 08:17:55 AM 
Started by mountainguy - Last post by polly_mer
I want to stand outside next to my front door and shout "I have candy! Come and get it!"  I know there are kids living around here but nobody came over.

Ditto.

What's sad is we walked around trick-or-treating with few houses lit and handing out candy.  It was just a sad situation all around.

Speaking of sad situations, yes, you alumni are distressed to learn about program cuts.  The part you are missing in your pages upon pages of the value of a liberal arts education and how awful we are to have cut some of those majors is that within rounding of no one was signing up for that at our school.  Yes, employers want these skills.  Yes, they provide a solid foundation for future endeavors.  The fact still remains that few boots were walking through our doors eager for that kind of education as their major program.

We decided to cut majors and keep the doors open for a different kind of education instead of closing completely.  Please use your vaunted critical thinking skills to do a bit of math and research on demand for those programs you are distraught that we are cutting.  We have not cut all the classes.  Those majoring in other things can still take upper-level electives, but we had within rounding of zero people in those programs, which means people have already voted with their feet to do a different kind of education. 

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 on: Today at 08:16:43 AM 
Started by fiona - Last post by proftowanda
That, my fora friends, is decidedly a Dear Lady Ph.D. costume.

Pass the drinks.

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 on: Today at 08:09:22 AM 
Started by eddyman - Last post by polly_mer
It's hard for me to fathom someone applying to a SLAC with no teaching experience.

What do they think the enterprise is all about?

They listened to the people who assured them that teaching is something you can learn on the job and no one has any teaching experience when they apply.

I was told that pointblank as part of an external postdoc program review while at a non-academic research institution.  The question was "Is there anything you think is lacking from this postdoc program?" and I responded that I didn't have any classroom teaching experience nor way to obtain it while in that job and worried about being competitive for teaching jobs.  The examiner, from a university you've all heard of, assured me that I was mistaken and anyone who could get this kind of research postdoc position would have no trouble at all obtaining a lowly teaching job, should anyone deign to do that for family reasons.  The other faculty members on the panel agreed and we moved on to the next question.

That was several years ago, but I doubt their advice has changed, considering what I hear at conferences, panels, and other places where academics of those type of school frequent.

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 on: Today at 08:06:20 AM 
Started by see_wolf - Last post by questor1
Madison, Wisconsin

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 on: Today at 08:04:54 AM 
Started by datdathcmutrans - Last post by datdathcmutrans
Công ty Tùng Lâm Thịnh luôn luôn là xây dựng cách âm chuyên nghiệp. Với niềm tự hào của chúng tôi trong công nghệ hàng đầu.
Công ty chúng tôi liên tục phát triển và cung cấp sản phẩm với hiệu suất chuyên nghiệp tốt, hoàn toàn khác nhau từ việc thực hiện cách âm, đường cong đơn giản.
Vật liệu cách âm vữa bền sau khi xây dựng. Cách âm tốt trong nhiều năm. Anti-tiền tiếng ồn cao, độ bền vững chắc.
Những cải tiến trong ngành công nghiệp cách âm đă được phát triển để tạo ra các sản phẩm có hiệu quả hơn và chi phí ít hơn so với phương pháp của bức tường âm thanh, tiêu chuẩn âm thanh truyền thống.
Có một số cách để bức tường cách âm, bao gồm cả cách tốt nhất là liên hệ với công ty Tùng Lâm Thịnh.
V́ công ty có uy tín cao về hiệu suất, đường cong cách âm.
Nếu bạn muốn cách âm pḥng xây dựng ngôi nhà của ḿnh, xin vui ḷng liên hệ với chúng tôi.
Liên hệ trong xây dựng thi cong cach am

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 on: Today at 08:00:41 AM 
Started by archman - Last post by polly_mer
It's the same as trying to write up the results of a research project, while the experiment is still running.

Um, don't you have most of the paper written while waiting for the last bits to finish?  I was taught that you can have most of the paper done by the time the experiment finished.  Sometimes, that does require a major rewrite at the end, but most of the time, one simply changes a little bit and adds the rest of the data.

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 on: Today at 07:57:53 AM 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by tenured_feminist
What in God's holy name are your two kids going to do with 15 pounds of candy? I know that Halloween is your older child's favorite holiday and he will burn it off in the gym, but seriously?!! WTF!

(And yes, the candy was weighed.)

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