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Did I forget something? Thesis writing – Part I

Did you grow up thinking that you would end up writing a book? If you’re working on your thesis, that’s what you’re doing, writing a book. Whoo hoo! From start to end, that’s what you’re doing and it explains why it can be a challenge. But with a few tips, your “book” (thesis) can provide exceptional … Continue reading

Interviewing for academic jobs …with kids

What do you do when you have a child and are invited to an interview away from home? Here’s an excerpt from my post on InsideHigherEd: “So when the day came that the phone call arrived from my desired department offering an on-campus interview, I was ready to leave immediately and jump as high as … Continue reading

Helping our students. Remembering we don’t control it all.

As a mother, there are times where empathy and being nurturing come naturally and can be applied in a useful manner to helping our students. However, as Claire Shaw in the Higher Education section of the Guardian points out in “How academics can help ensure students’ well-being“, being approachable can lead towards difficulties where we … Continue reading

Gender Problem in Academia Tip of Iceberg

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
Readers often find the concluding section of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tales, titled “Historical Notes,” somewhat disjointed—if readers continue to the section at all. While these final pages are important to helping readers understand many of the nuances of the narrative constituting most of the novel, “Historical Notes”…

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